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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Kasiguncu in Indonesia



Earthquake location -1.2674S, 120.5076WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Kasiguncu in Indonesia on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/05/17 / 2017-05-30 22:02:33 / May 30, 2017 @ 10:02 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009kyv. Id of event: us20009kyv. Exact location of event, longitude 120.5076 East, latitude -1.2674 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 06:02:33 / 6:02 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Palu (c. 282 400 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Poso (c. 47 100 pop). Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palu, Poso.

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 nine, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. 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: 23 km NW of Kasiguncu, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.5076° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -1.2674° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km 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 22:02:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-17 00:20:37 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 271 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 2.274 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 81 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 us20009kyv Id of event.
Event Code 20009kyv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009kyv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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