A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Sinabang in Indonesia. Exact location, longitude 96.3058° East, latitude 2.2223° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 07:05:46 / 7:05 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/03/19 / 2019-03-17 00:05:46 / March 17, 2019 @ 12:05 am. Id of earthquake: us1000jh97. Event ids that are associated: us1000jh97. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Sinabang (c. 15 000 pop). Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sinabang (min 5000 pop).
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 twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 29 km SSW of Sinabang, Indonesia.
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