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Moderate earthquake 5.7 mag, 18 km NNE of Kabanjahe, Indonesia

Earthquake location 3.2547S, 98.5438WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) strikes 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Kabanjahe in Indonesia on Monday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/01/17 / 2017-01-16 12:42:12 / January 16, 2017 @ 12:42 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kabanjahe in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 98.5438° East, 3.2547° North. The temblor was detected at 19:42:12 / 7:42 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us10007tii. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007tii.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 39 km (24 miles) from Medan (c. 1 751 000 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Percut (c. 311 100 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Binjai (c. 228 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Pematangsiantar (c. 209 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Sunggal (c. 157 900 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Perbaungan (c. 157 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Tebingtinggi (c. 117 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Belawan (c. 102 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tanjungtiram, Pangkalan Brandan, Pekan Bahapal. Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 18 km NNE of Kabanjahe, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 98.5438° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 3.2547° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km NNE of Kabanjahe, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-01-16 12:42:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-16 13:08:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 17 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.7 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.21 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 508 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 0.674 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 31 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 us10007tii Id of event.
Event Code 10007tii An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007tii, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

1 Comment

  1. Adam

    I felt it here in Medan

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