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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Padangsidempuan in Indonesia



Earthquake location 1.427S, 99.2725WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 99.2725° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 1.427° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km N of Padangsidempuan, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-14 01:25:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-14 01:42:12 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 1.305 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 111 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 us20009w71 Id of event.
Event Code 20009w71 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009w71, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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