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Moderate earthquake: M5.2 quake has struck near Sibolga in Indonesia

Earthquake location 0.9847S, 97.3622WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 178 km WSW of Sibolga, Indonesia (111 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 28.46 km (18 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Sibolga in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/08/18 / 2018-08-20 10:51:05 / August 20, 2018 @ 10:51 am. Id of earthquake: us1000gdui. Event ids that are associated: us1000gdui. Exact location of event, depth 28.46 km, 97.3622° East, 0.9847° North. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:51:05 / 5:51 pm (local time epicenter).

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

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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: 178 km WSW of Sibolga, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 97.3622° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.9847° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.46 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 178km WSW of Sibolga, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-08-20 10:51:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-20 11:10:03 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 0.382 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 161 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000gdui Id of event.
Event Code 1000gdui An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000gdui, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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