A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Kasiguncu in Indonesia. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:15:12 / 5:15 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10008wdf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008wdf. Exact location of earthquake, 120.4919° East, -1.4403° South, depth 30.33 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 30.33 km (19 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/05/17 / 2017-05-30 09:15:12 / May 30, 2017 @ 9:15 am.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palu, Poso (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Palu (c. 282 400 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Poso (c. 47 100 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 18 km W of Kasiguncu, Indonesia.
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