A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Mamasa in Indonesia on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 43.14 km (27 miles). Event id: us2000j7wm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j7wm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:20:25 / 4:20 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/01/19 / 2019-01-06 20:20:25 / January 6, 2019 @ 8:20 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 119.4497 East, latitude -3.0054 South, depth = 43.14 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palopo, Majene, Mamuju (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (52 miles) from Palopo (c. 129 300 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Polewali (c. 58 200 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Rantepao (c. 40 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Majene (c. 37 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Mamuju (c. 15 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 10 km SE of Mamasa, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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