A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Sibolga in Indonesia on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 127.37 km (79 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us60006si6. Ids that are associated to the event: us60006si6. Exact location of event, depth 127.37 km, 98.9854° East, 2.0073° North. The temblor was picked up at 09:11:30 / 9:11 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/12/19 / 2019-12-17 02:11:30 / December 17, 2019 @ 2:11 am.
Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bandar, Padangsidempuan, Sibolga (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Padangsidempuan (c. 100 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Sibolga (c. 79 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Bandar (c. 31 400 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 three and in the last 365 days twelve 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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