A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Binjai in Indonesia on Wednesday. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:12:52 / 3:12 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/10/18 / 2018-10-02 20:12:52 / October 2, 2018 @ 8:12 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 141.4 km (88 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 98.0176 East, latitude 3.6068 North, depth = 141.4 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000h9gp. Event ids that are associated: us1000h9gp.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Medan (c. 1 751 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Binjai (c. 228 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Sunggal (c. 157 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Belawan (c. 102 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Kabanjahe (c. 57 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Labuhan Deli (c. 49 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kabanjahe, Belawan, Deli Tua (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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