A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Mamasa in Indonesia. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 119.3729° East, -2.9532° South. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:17:07 / 1:17 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/12/18 / 2018-12-13 17:17:07 / December 13, 2018 @ 5:17 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000it8w. Id of event: us2000it8w. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Palopo (c. 129 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Polewali (c. 58 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Rantepao (c. 40 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Majene (c. 37 700 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Mamuju (c. 15 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palopo, Majene, Mamuju (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 1 km SSW of Mamasa, Indonesia.
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