A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Padangsidempuan in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 66.42 km, 98.6339° East, 0.8568° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 66.42 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:57:32 / 5:57 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000hiye. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000hiye. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/09/18 / 2018-09-23 10:57:32 / September 23, 2018 @ 10:57 am UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 92 km (57 miles) from Padangsidempuan (c. 100 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Padangsidempuan.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 90 km SW of Padangsidempuan, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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