6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Indonesia

A earthquake with magnitude 6.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Pariaman in Indonesia. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000adjh. Id of event: us2000adjh. A tsunami warning has been issued near Pariaman in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 49.51 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/08/17 / 2017-08-31 17:06:57 / August 31, 2017 @ 5:06 pm. The temblor was detected at 00:06:57 / 12:06 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 99.7077 East, latitude -1.1227 South, depth = 49.51 km.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bukittinggi, Solok, Padang. Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Padang (c. 840 400 pop), 117 km (73 miles) from Bukittinggi (c. 98 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Pariaman (c. 92 200 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Solok (c. 48 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2017/08/31/strong-earthquake-m6-2-quake-has-struck-near-pariaman-in-indonesia/

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