A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Padangsidempuan in Indonesia. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/02/20 / 2020-02-12 05:55:09 / February 12, 2020 @ 5:55 am. Exact location, longitude 98.9466° East, latitude 0.7902° North, depth = 81.22 km. The temblor was detected at 12:55:09 / 12:55 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007nmd. Id of event: us70007nmd. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 81.22 km (50 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 75 km (46 miles) from Padangsidempuan (c. 100 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Padangsidempuan (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 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 fourteen 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 73 km SSW of Padangsidempuan, Indonesia.
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