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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 19 km NNW of Kasiguncu, Indonesia

Earthquake location -1.2727S, 120.5675WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Kasiguncu in Indonesia on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.6 km (28 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 temblor was picked up at 01:14:52 / 1:14 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20009kyp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009kyp. Global time and date of event 30/05/17 / 2017-05-30 17:14:52 / May 30, 2017 @ 5:14 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 120.5675° East, latitude -1.2727° South, depth = 44.6 km.

Nearby 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. Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (55 miles) from Palu (c. 282 400 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Poso (c. 47 100 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 19 km NNW of Kasiguncu, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.5675° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -1.2727° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 44.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km NNW 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 17:14:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-28 22:11:42 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 284 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 2.215 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 80 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 us20009kyp Id of event.
Event Code 20009kyp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009kyp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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