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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag has occurred near northern Sumatra

Earthquake location 0.4645S, 92.2705WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, Off the west coast of northern Sumatra (0 miles). Global time and date of event 13/01/16 / 2016-01-13 05:47:31 / January 13, 2016 @ 5:47 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 11:47:31 / 11:47 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 92.2705 East, latitude 0.4645 North, depth = 13.31 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004dxq. Unique identifier: us10004dxq. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13.31 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: Off the west coast of northern Sumatra. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 92.2705° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.4645° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13.31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Off the west coast of northern Sumatra Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-13 05:47:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-13 06:04:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 360 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 0 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 400 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 5.369 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 118 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 us10004dxq Id of event.
Event Code 10004dxq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004dxq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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