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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Sulawesi, Indonesia

Earthquake location -2.8015S, 119.1669WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, Sulawesi, Indonesia kilometers (0 miles) from Sulawesi, Indonesia. Global time and date of event 07/11/18 / 2018-11-07 12:37:34 / November 7, 2018 @ 12:37 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us1000hrqt. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000hrqt. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 119.1669 East, latitude -2.8015 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:37:34 / 12:37 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Polewali (c. 58 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Rantepao (c. 40 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Majene (c. 37 700 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mamuju (c. 15 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Majene, Rantepao, Polewali.

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: Sulawesi, Indonesia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 119.1669° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.8015° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Sulawesi, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-11-07 12:37:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-06 12:44:48 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 0.35 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 102 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 us1000hrqt Id of event.
Event Code 1000hrqt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hrqt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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