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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag has occurred near Sinabang in Indonesia



Earthquake location 1.9879S, 96.5932WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Sinabang in Indonesia. The temblor was picked up at 08:02:05 / 8:02 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/01/16 / 2016-01-19 02:02:05 / January 19, 2016 @ 2:02 am. A tsunami warning has been issued near Sinabang in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10004fhf. Event ids that are associated: us10004fhf. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.61 km (13 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 96.5932° East, 1.9879° North, depth 20.61 km.

Earthquake epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Sinabang (c. 15 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sinabang (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 59 km SSE of Sinabang, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 96.5932° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 1.9879° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.61 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 59km SSE of Sinabang, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-19 02:02:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-19 02:10:00 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 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 1.194 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 154 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 us10004fhf Id of event.
Event Code 10004fhf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004fhf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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