A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Sinabang in Indonesia. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 96.8266 East, latitude 1.818 North, depth = 24.27 km. The temblor was picked up at 02:23:41 / 2:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/01/20 / 2020-01-08 20:23:41 / January 8, 2020 @ 8:23 pm. Event id: us60007cty. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007cty. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.27 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Sinabang (c. 15 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sinabang (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-seven 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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