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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near Mamasa in Indonesia

Earthquake location -2.8535S, 119.4687WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Mamasa in Indonesia on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/11/18 / 2018-11-15 03:55:05 / November 15, 2018 @ 3:55 am. The temblor was detected at 11:55:05 / 11:55 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.69 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 119.4687 East, latitude -2.8535 South, depth = 28.69 km. Event id: us1000hs0x. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hs0x. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 82 km (51 miles) from Palopo (c. 129 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Polewali (c. 58 200 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Rantepao (c. 40 400 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Majene (c. 37 700 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Mamuju (c. 15 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Majene, Palopo, Mamuju (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 14 km NE of Mamasa, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 119.4687° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.8535° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km NE of Mamasa, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-11-15 03:55:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-11-15 04:06:24 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 340 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 3.094 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 101 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 us1000hs0x Id of event.
Event Code 1000hs0x An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hs0x, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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