A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Kasiguncu in Indonesia on Monday. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:38:56 / 10:38 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Kasiguncu in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20009ja3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009ja3. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 120.4676° East, -1.2029° South, depth 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/05/17 / 2017-05-29 14:38:56 / May 29, 2017 @ 2:38 pm.
Event epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Palu (c. 282 400 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Poso (c. 47 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palu, Poso (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 31 km NW of Kasiguncu, Indonesia.
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