A 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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