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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 60 km NNW of Poso, Indonesia

Earthquake location -0.891S, 120.5394WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Poso in Indonesia on Thursday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/09/16 / 2016-09-15 03:28:55 / September 15, 2016 @ 3:28 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10006pz8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006pz8. Exact location, longitude 120.5394° East, latitude -0.891° South, depth = 30.35 km. The temblor was detected at 11:28:55 / 11:28 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30.35 km (19 miles).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palu, Poso. Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Palu (c. 282 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Poso (c. 47 100 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 60 km NNW of Poso, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.5394° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.891° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60km NNW of Poso, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-15 03:28:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-16 00:08:49 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 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 271 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 2.003 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 176 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 us10006pz8 Id of event.
Event Code 10006pz8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006pz8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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