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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag strikes near Padangsidempuan in Indonesia

Earthquake location 0.9907S, 98.7242WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 98.7242° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.9907° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 71.02 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 73km SW 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 2018-03-01 03:17:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-01 03:31:02 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 416 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 1.189 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 47 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000d9i7 Id of event.
Event Code 2000d9i7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000d9i7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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