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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag has occurred near Parapat in Indonesia



Earthquake location 2.7575S, 99.0038WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Parapat in Indonesia. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:24:31 / 8:24 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us100098p4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100098p4. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 99.0038 East, latitude 2.7575 North, depth = 141.9 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/07/17 / 2017-07-11 01:24:31 / July 11, 2017 @ 1:24 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 141.9 km (88 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Parapat in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 99 km (62 miles) from Medan (c. 1 751 000 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Percut (c. 311 100 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Pematangsiantar (c. 209 600 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Sunggal (c. 157 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Perbaungan (c. 157 200 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Tanjungbalai (c. 142 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Kisaran (c. 129 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sunggal, Medan, Percut (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. 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: 12 km NE of Parapat, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 99.0038° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 2.7575° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 141.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km NE of Parapat, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-11 01:24:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-11 01:42:10 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 432 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 0.102 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 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 us100098p4 Id of event.
Event Code 100098p4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100098p4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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