A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Padangsidempuan in Indonesia. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/09/18 / 2018-09-29 12:04:25 / September 29, 2018 @ 12:04 pm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:04:25 / 7:04 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000h48p. Id of event: us1000h48p. Exact location of event, depth 178.6 km, 99.557° East, 1.5981° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 178.6 km (111 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sibolga, Rantauprapat, Bandar (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Rantauprapat (c. 103 000 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Padangsidempuan (c. 100 600 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Sibolga (c. 79 700 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Bandar (c. 31 400 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 41 km NE of Padangsidempuan, Indonesia.
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