A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 209 km SW of Sibolga, Indonesia (130 miles) on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 22.79 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 10:49:03 / 10:49 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 97.5638° East, latitude 0.3009° North, depth = 22.79 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/12/20 / 2020-12-31 10:49:03 / December 31, 2020 @ 10:49 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d4j4. Id of event: us6000d4j4.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 one and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 209 km SW of Sibolga, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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