A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Bireun in Indonesia on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 04:50:25 / 4:50 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000c0hj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c0hj. Exact location of event, longitude 96.6182 East, latitude 5.1323 North, depth = 32.74 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/09/20 / 2020-09-19 04:50:25 / September 19, 2020 @ 4:50 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 32.74 km (20 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sigli, Lhokseumawe, Reuleuet (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 59 km (37 miles) from Lhokseumawe (c. 89 000 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Reuleuet (c. 40 400 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Bireun (c. 25 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Sigli (c. 17 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 12 km SW of Bireun, Indonesia.
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