A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Padangsidempuan in Indonesia on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 160.08 km (99 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:37:01 / 7:37 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000an8s. Unique identifier: us2000an8s. Exact location, longitude 99.4856° East, latitude 1.5915° North, depth = 160.08 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/09/17 / 2017-09-15 12:37:01 / September 15, 2017 @ 12:37 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Padangsidempuan in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 68 km (43 miles) from Rantauprapat (c. 103 000 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Padangsidempuan (c. 100 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Sibolga (c. 79 700 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Bandar (c. 31 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sibolga, Rantauprapat, Bandar.
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 nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 34 km NE of Padangsidempuan, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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