A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Sinabang in Indonesia on Friday. 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: us1000i3xy. Id of event: us1000i3xy. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:13:51 / 11:13 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/12/18 / 2018-12-07 04:13:51 / December 7, 2018 @ 4:13 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 34.6 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 96.2471° East, 2.3166° North, depth 34.6 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sinabang. Epicenter of the event was 23 km (15 miles) from Sinabang (c. 15 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-two 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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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: 23 km SW of Sinabang, Indonesia.
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