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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Lhokseumawe in Indonesia



Earthquake location 4.7103S, 96.9559WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Lhokseumawe in Indonesia. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 170.5 km (106 miles). Unique identifier: us20008lz4. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008lz4. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 96.9559 East, latitude 4.7103 North, depth = 170.5 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/02/17 / 2017-02-24 08:22:36 / February 24, 2017 @ 8:22 am. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:22:36 / 3:22 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Lhokseumawe in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 57 km (35 miles) from Lhokseumawe (c. 89 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Reuleuet (c. 40 400 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Bireun (c. 25 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Reuleuet, Bireun, Lhokseumawe.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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: 56 km SSW of Lhokseumawe, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 96.9559° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 4.7103° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 170.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56km SSW of Lhokseumawe, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-24 08:22:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-24 08:39:39 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 0.515 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 110 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 us20008lz4 Id of event.
Event Code 20008lz4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008lz4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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