A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Tebingtinggi in Indonesia. Id of earthquake: us600055zf. Event ids that are associated: us600055zf. The temblor was reported at 10:32:10 / 10:32 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 216.48 km (135 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 09/08/19 / 2019-08-09 03:32:10 / August 9, 2019 @ 3:32 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 99.3027° East, latitude 3.3716° North, depth = 216.48 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Medan (c. 1 751 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Percut (c. 311 100 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Binjai (c. 228 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Pematangsiantar (c. 209 600 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Sunggal (c. 157 900 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Perbaungan (c. 157 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Tanjungbalai (c. 142 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kabanjahe, Binjai, Belawan.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 16 km ENE of Tebingtinggi, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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