A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 163 km SW of Sungai Penuh, Indonesia (101 miles) on Wednesday. The temblor was reported at 14:35:13 / 2:35 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 100.5198 East, latitude -3.2469 South, depth = 37.68 km. 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 37.68 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/10/20 / 2020-10-21 14:35:13 / October 21, 2020 @ 2:35 pm. Event id: us6000canu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000canu.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days twenty-nine 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.
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