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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag has occurred near Berastagi in Indonesia

Earthquake location 3.2862S, 98.2144WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Berastagi in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 03/12/20 / 2020-12-03 19:48:39 / December 3, 2020 @ 7:48 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 98.2144 East, latitude 3.2862 North, depth = 127.59 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cmnu. Id of event: us7000cmnu. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 127.59 km (79 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 19:48:39 / 7:48 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tebingtinggi, Pematangsiantar, Perbaungan (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (37 miles) from Medan (c. 1 751 000 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Percut (c. 311 100 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Binjai (c. 228 800 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Pematangsiantar (c. 209 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Sunggal (c. 157 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Perbaungan (c. 157 200 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Tebingtinggi (c. 117 500 pop).

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 two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 34 km WNW of Berastagi, Indonesia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 98.2144° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 3.2862° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 127.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34 km WNW of Berastagi, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-03 19:48:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-03 20:06:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 0 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 0.92 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 99 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 us7000cmnu Id of event.
Event Code 7000cmnu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cmnu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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