A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Banda Aceh in Indonesia on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 61.29 km, 94.7194° East, 5.1995° North. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:17:13 / 11:17 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000d13m. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d13m. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 61.29 km (38 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/01/21 / 2021-01-08 23:17:13 / January 8, 2021 @ 11:17 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Banda Aceh (c. 250 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Banda Aceh.
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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 77 km WSW of Banda Aceh, Indonesia.
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