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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near Kasiguncu in Indonesia



Earthquake location -1.1906S, 120.6301WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Kasiguncu in Indonesia. The temblor was detected at 12:42:03 / 12:42 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 120.6301 East, latitude -1.1906 South, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008wsi. Unique identifier: us10008wsi. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/05/17 / 2017-05-31 04:42:03 / May 31, 2017 @ 4:42 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Palu (c. 282 400 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Poso (c. 47 100 pop). Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palu, Poso.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days twenty-eight, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 25 km N of Kasiguncu, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.6301° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -1.1906° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km N 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 2017-05-31 04:42:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-23 05:08:18 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 2.146 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.53 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 93 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 us10008wsi Id of event.
Event Code 10008wsi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008wsi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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