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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Sinabang in Indonesia

Earthquake location 2.3783S, 95.2852WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 122 km W of Sinabang, Indonesia (76 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 95.2852 East, latitude 2.3783 North, depth = 25.5 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Sinabang in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 25.5 km (16 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/02/17 / 2017-02-20 06:10:36 / February 20, 2017 @ 6:10 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008kva. Id of event: us20008kva. The temblor was detected at 12:10:36 / 12:10 pm (local time epicenter).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 122 km W of Sinabang, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 95.2852° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 2.3783° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 122km W of Sinabang, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-20 06:10:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-20 06:25:41 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 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 2.525 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.5 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 150 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 us20008kva Id of event.
Event Code 20008kva An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008kva, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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