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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag strikes near Kasiguncu in Indonesia



Earthquake location -1.2029S, 120.4676WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.4676° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -1.2029° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km 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 2017-05-29 14:38:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-11 20:05:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.6 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 1 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 433 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 2.309 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 51 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 us20009ja3 Id of event.
Event Code 20009ja3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009ja3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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