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Moderate earthquake 5.2 mag, 82 km WSW of Banda Aceh, Indonesia



Earthquake location 5.4001S, 94.5953WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Banda Aceh in Indonesia on Monday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/12/16 / 2016-12-18 19:24:44 / December 18, 2016 @ 7:24 pm. Event id: us200082ej. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200082ej. A tsunami warning has been issued near Banda Aceh in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 94.5953 East, latitude 5.4001 North, depth = 53.21 km. The temblor was detected at 01:24:44 / 1:24 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 53.21 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Epicenter of the event was 82 km (51 miles) from Banda Aceh (c. 250 800 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Sabang (c. 24 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabang, Banda Aceh. Nearby 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. 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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 82 km WSW of Banda Aceh, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 94.5953° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.4001° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 53.21 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 82km WSW of Banda Aceh, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-18 19:24:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-18 19:49:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 360 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 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 2.348 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 65 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 us200082ej Id of event.
Event Code 200082ej An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200082ej, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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