A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Padangsidempuan in Indonesia. The temblor was reported at 10:17:06 / 10:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 98.7242 East, latitude 0.9907 North, depth = 71.02 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/03/18 / 2018-03-01 03:17:06 / March 1, 2018 @ 3:17 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 71.02 km (44 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000d9i7. Unique identifier: us2000d9i7. A tsunami warning has been issued near Padangsidempuan in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sibolga, Padangsidempuan (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). The epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Padangsidempuan (c. 100 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Sibolga (c. 79 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 73 km SW of Padangsidempuan, Indonesia.
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