A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Reuleuet in Indonesia on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.38 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 18/10/18 / 2018-10-18 04:29:03 / October 18, 2018 @ 4:29 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 11:29:03 / 11:29 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000hdrj. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000hdrj. Exact location of event, depth 9.38 km, 96.1791° East, 4.7328° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Reuleuet (c. 40 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Meulaboh (c. 35 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Bireun (c. 25 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Sigli (c. 17 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bireun, Sigli, Meulaboh (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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