A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Sigli in Indonesia. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 28.89 km (18 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/12/18 / 2018-12-23 23:41:40 / December 23, 2018 @ 11:41 pm. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:41:40 / 6:41 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000j2xa. Unique identifier: us2000j2xa. Exact location, longitude 95.9323° East, latitude 5.036° North, depth = 28.89 km.
Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from Banda Aceh (c. 250 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Reuleuet (c. 40 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Bireun (c. 25 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Sigli (c. 17 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Banda Aceh, Bireun, Reuleuet.
Each 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 three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 38 km S of Sigli, Indonesia.
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