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Moderate earthquake: M5.2 quake has struck near Padangsidempuan in Indonesia

Earthquake location 1.027S, 98.9271WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Padangsidempuan in Indonesia. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 78.46 km (49 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 17:08:55 / 5:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 98.9271° East, latitude 1.027° North, depth = 78.46 km. Unique identifier: us10002z2g. Ids that are associated to the event: us10002z2g. A tsunami warning has been issued near Padangsidempuan in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/08/15 / 2015-08-06 10:08:55 / August 6, 2015 @ 10:08 am.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 55 km (34 miles) from Padangsidempuan (c. 100 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Sibolga (c. 79 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sibolga, Padangsidempuan (min 5000 pop).

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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 53 km SW of Padangsidempuan, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 98.9271° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 1.027° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 78.46 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km SW of Padangsidempuan, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-08-06 10:08:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-06 10:21:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 1 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 416 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.379 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 93 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10002z2g Id of event.
Event Code 10002z2g An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10002z2g, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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