A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Painan in Indonesia on Monday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/03/20 / 2020-03-09 16:02:33 / March 9, 2020 @ 4:02 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 65.43 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 23:02:33 / 11:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 100.4044 East, latitude -1.7636 South, depth = 65.43 km. Unique identifier: us60008ch4. Ids that are associated to the event: us60008ch4.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Padang (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 91 km (56 miles) from Padang (c. 840 400 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 thirteen 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 49 km SSW of Painan, Indonesia.
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