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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag was detected near Sibolga in Indonesia



Earthquake location 0.5041S, 97.9727WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 163 km SSW of Sibolga, Indonesia (101 miles) on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Sibolga in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 97.9727° East, 0.5041° North, depth 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/04/16 / 2016-04-16 21:09:12 / April 16, 2016 @ 9:09 pm. The temblor was detected at 04:09:12 / 4:09 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005j2i. Id of event: us20005j2i.

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

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 163 km SSW of Sibolga, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 97.9727° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.5041° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 163km SSW of Sibolga, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-16 21:09:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-16 21:28:50 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 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 0.888 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 136 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 us20005j2i Id of event.
Event Code 20005j2i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005j2i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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