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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag has occurred near Padangsidempuan in Indonesia

Earthquake location 1.2524S, 99.6161WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Padangsidempuan in Indonesia on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, 99.6161° East, 1.2524° North, depth 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700097e2. Id of event: us700097e2. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Padangsidempuan in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 30/04/20 / 2020-04-30 08:20:24 / April 30, 2020 @ 8:20 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 15:20:24 / 3:20 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 97 km (60 miles) from Rantauprapat (c. 103 000 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Padangsidempuan (c. 100 600 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Sibolga (c. 79 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Bandar (c. 31 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sibolga, Rantauprapat, Bandar (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 40 km ESE of Padangsidempuan, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 99.6161° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 1.2524° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km ESE 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 2020-04-30 08:20:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-30 08:39:51 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 432 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 1.59 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 49 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 us700097e2 Id of event.
Event Code 700097e2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us700097e2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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