Magnitude 4.8 earthquake strikes near Sinabang, Indonesia
Mon, 30 Nov 2020, 17:3417:34 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A magnitude 4.8 earthquake near Sinabang was reported only 13 minutes ago by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter after midnight on Tuesday 1 December 2020 at 12.14 am local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
4.8 quake Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, 1 Dec 12.14 am (GMT +7)
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.8 as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter. Weak shaking might have been felt in Sinabang (pop. 15,000) located 72 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: Mon, 30 Nov 17:14 UTC
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.01°N / 96.06°E
Primary data source: BMKG