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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag has occurred near Sungaipenuh in Indonesia

Earthquake location -3.0101S, 100.8812WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 116 km SSW of Sungaipenuh, Indonesia (72 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 30.12 km (19 miles). The 5.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:49:14 / 9:49 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006s6p. Id of event: us60006s6p. A tsunami warning has been issued near Sungaipenuh in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/12/19 / 2019-12-16 14:49:14 / December 16, 2019 @ 2:49 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 100.8812 East, latitude -3.0101 South, depth = 30.12 km.

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. 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: 116 km SSW of Sungaipenuh, Indonesia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 100.8812° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -3.0101° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 116km SSW of Sungaipenuh, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-16 14:49:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-16 15:13:31 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.747 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 483 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 2.466 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 96 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 us60006s6p Id of event.
Event Code 60006s6p An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006s6p, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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