A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 172 km NNW of Sabang, Indonesia (107 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 124.7 km (77 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 11:43:54 / 11:43 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 18/01/21 / 2021-01-18 11:43:54 / January 18, 2021 @ 11:43 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 94.6789 East, latitude 7.3172 North, depth = 124.7 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d12t. Id of event: us7000d12t.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 172 km NNW of Sabang, Indonesia.
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