A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Kasiguncu in Indonesia. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/03/19 / 2019-03-16 15:46:28 / March 16, 2019 @ 3:46 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 120.2017° East, -1.4246° South, depth 10 km. The temblor was reported at 23:46:28 / 11:46 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jh2x. Id of event: us1000jh2x. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (43 miles) from Palu (c. 282 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Poso (c. 47 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palu, Poso (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 50 km W of Kasiguncu, Indonesia.
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