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Moderate earthquake: M5.4 quake has struck near Meulaboh in Indonesia



Earthquake location 3.6329S, 95.8682WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Meulaboh in Indonesia. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54.26 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/03/17 / 2017-03-14 13:13:38 / March 14, 2017 @ 1:13 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 95.8682° East, 3.6329° North, depth 54.26 km. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:13:38 / 7:13 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us100088vy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100088vy. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Meulaboh. Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from Meulaboh (c. 35 100 pop).

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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 62 km SSW of Meulaboh, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 95.8682° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 3.6329° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 62km SSW of Meulaboh, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-14 13:13:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-14 13:32:18 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 0 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 449 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 1.915 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 93 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 us100088vy Id of event.
Event Code 100088vy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100088vy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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