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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 20 km NW of Kasiguncu, Indonesia

Earthquake location -1.2881S, 120.5273WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Kasiguncu in Indonesia. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:01:58 / 9:01 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008wf3. Id of event: us10008wf3. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 120.5273° East, -1.2881° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/05/17 / 2017-05-30 13:01:58 / May 30, 2017 @ 1:01 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Palu (c. 282 400 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Poso (c. 47 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palu, Poso (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 20 km NW of Kasiguncu, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.5273° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -1.2881° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km NW of Kasiguncu, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-30 13:01:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-30 13:35:13 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 354 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 2.257 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 55 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 us10008wf3 Id of event.
Event Code 10008wf3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008wf3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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