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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Langsa in Indonesia

Earthquake location 4.5589S, 97.7995WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Langsa in Indonesia. Event id: us1000h2u2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000h2u2. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:51:41 / 12:51 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 97.7995° East, 4.5589° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/09/18 / 2018-09-26 17:51:41 / September 26, 2018 @ 5:51 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Langsa in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 100 km (62 miles) from Lhokseumawe (c. 89 000 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Langsa (c. 54 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Pangkalan Brandan (c. 25 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Tanjungtiram (c. 25 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lhokseumawe, Tanjungtiram, Pangkalan Brandan.

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 21 km WNW of Langsa, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 97.7995° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 4.5589° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km WNW of Langsa, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-09-26 17:51:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-26 18:04:10 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 385 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 1.078 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.4 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 59 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 us1000h2u2 Id of event.
Event Code 1000h2u2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000h2u2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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