A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Padangsidempuan in Indonesia on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/02/21 / 2021-02-15 04:57:13 / February 15, 2021 @ 4:57 am. Exact location of event, depth 69.07 km, 98.8159° East, 0.9863° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 69.07 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us6000dhqv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dhqv. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:57:13 / 4:57 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Padangsidempuan (c. 100 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Sibolga (c. 79 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sibolga, Padangsidempuan (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days nine 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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