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Strong earthquake: M6.2 quake has struck near Mamuju in Indonesia

Earthquake location -3.0046S, 118.9241WA earthquake with magnitude 6.2 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Mamuju in Indonesia on Thursday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/01/21 / 2021-01-14 18:28:18 / January 14, 2021 @ 6:28 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 18.36 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 118.9241° East, latitude -3.0046° South, depth = 18.36 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us7000d030. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d030. The temblor was picked up at 18:28:18 / 6:28 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rantepao, Polewali, Majene (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 67 km (41 miles) from Polewali (c. 58 200 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Rantepao (c. 40 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Majene (c. 37 700 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mamuju (c. 15 000 pop).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year.

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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: 36 km S of Mamuju, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 118.9241° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -3.0046° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.36 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36 km S of Mamuju, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-14 18:28:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-14 18:49:22 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 7.038 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 592 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 2.16 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 38 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000d030 Id of event.
Event Code 7000d030 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d030, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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