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Moderate earthquake: M5.1 quake has struck near Padangsidempuan in Indonesia

Earthquake location 1.0302S, 98.7423WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Padangsidempuan in Indonesia on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 69.89 km (43 miles). Global time and date of event 01/03/18 / 2018-03-01 01:35:49 / March 1, 2018 @ 1:35 am UTC/GMT. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:35:49 / 8:35 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 98.7423° East, latitude 1.0302° North, depth = 69.89 km. Id of earthquake: us2000d9h8. Event ids that are associated: us2000d9h8. A tsunami warning has been issued near Padangsidempuan in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Padangsidempuan (c. 100 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Sibolga (c. 79 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sibolga, Padangsidempuan (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 69 km WSW of Padangsidempuan, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 98.7423° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 1.0302° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 69.89 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 69km WSW 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 01:35:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-01 03:48:15 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 400 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 1.197 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 31 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 us2000d9h8 Id of event.
Event Code 2000d9h8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000d9h8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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