A 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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