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Moderate earthquake, 5.8 mag strikes near Padangsidempuan in Indonesia



Earthquake location 0.5795S, 98.5337WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 119 km SW of Padangsidempuan, Indonesia (74 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24.32 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006jg1. Id of event: us10006jg1. The 5.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:04:15 / 3:04 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/09/16 / 2016-09-01 20:04:15 / September 1, 2016 @ 8:04 pm. Exact location, longitude 98.5337° East, latitude 0.5795° North, depth = 24.32 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Padangsidempuan in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 119 km SW of Padangsidempuan, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 98.5337° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.5795° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.32 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 119km 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 2016-09-01 20:04:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-01 20:27:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.33 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 518 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 1.198 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 40 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 us10006jg1 Id of event.
Event Code 10006jg1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006jg1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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