A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Padangsidempuan in Indonesia. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 08:25:15 / 8:25 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Padangsidempuan in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 99.2725° East, 1.427° North, depth 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/07/17 / 2017-07-14 01:25:15 / July 14, 2017 @ 1:25 am. Id of earthquake: us20009w71. Event ids that are associated: us20009w71.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rantauprapat, Bandar, Sibolga (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Event epicenter was 97 km (61 miles) from Rantauprapat (c. 103 000 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from Padangsidempuan (c. 100 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Sibolga (c. 79 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Bandar (c. 31 400 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 two and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 6 km N of Padangsidempuan, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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