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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Kasiguncu in Indonesia

Earthquake location -1.584S, 120.1806WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Kasiguncu in Indonesia on Saturday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kasiguncu in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.15 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/09/18 / 2018-09-28 21:24:01 / September 28, 2018 @ 9:24 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 05:24:01 / 5:24 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000h42g. Unique identifier: us1000h42g. Exact location of event, longitude 120.1806 East, latitude -1.584 South, depth = 7.15 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 84 km (52 miles) from Palu (c. 282 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Poso (c. 47 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palu, Poso.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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: 55 km WSW of Kasiguncu, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.1806° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -1.584° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 55km WSW 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 2018-09-28 21:24:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-28 21:39:18 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 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 385 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 2.645 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 48 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000h42g Id of event.
Event Code 1000h42g An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000h42g, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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