A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Sinabang in Indonesia. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The temblor was reported at 04:21:23 / 4:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/10/20 / 2020-10-21 04:21:23 / October 21, 2020 @ 4:21 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 96.2631 East, latitude 2.7396 North, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000cahr. Unique identifier: us6000cahr.
Event epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Sinabang (c. 15 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sinabang (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 31 km NNW of Sinabang, Indonesia.
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