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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag has occurred near Parapat in Indonesia

Earthquake location 2.477S, 99.1877WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Parapat in Indonesia. Event id: us10006uqn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006uqn. The temblor was reported at 22:02:13 / 10:02 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 159.34 km (99 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/10/16 / 2016-10-03 15:02:13 / October 3, 2016 @ 3:02 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 99.1877 East, latitude 2.477 North, depth = 159.34 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Parapat in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kabanjahe, Tebingtinggi, Sibolga (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 55 km (34 miles) from Pematangsiantar (c. 209 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Tanjungbalai (c. 142 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Kisaran (c. 129 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Tebingtinggi (c. 117 500 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Rantauprapat (c. 103 000 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Sibolga (c. 79 700 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Kabanjahe (c. 57 200 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. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 34 km SE of Parapat, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 99.1877° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 2.477° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 159.34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km SE of Parapat, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-10-03 15:02:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-10-03 15:19:01 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 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 385 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 1.988 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 80 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 us10006uqn Id of event.
Event Code 10006uqn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006uqn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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