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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Kasiguncu in Indonesia



Earthquake location -1.2988S, 120.3987WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Kasiguncu in Indonesia on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 120.3987 East, latitude -1.2988 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:44:36 / 10:44 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20009ja0. Unique identifier: us20009ja0. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/05/17 / 2017-05-29 14:44:36 / May 29, 2017 @ 2:44 pm UTC/GMT.

Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Palu (c. 282 400 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Poso (c. 47 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter 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 earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 31 km WNW of Kasiguncu, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.3987° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -1.2988° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km WNW 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 14:44:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-12 14:36:58 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 2.386 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 91 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 us20009ja0 Id of event.
Event Code 20009ja0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009ja0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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