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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Sulawesi, Indonesia on Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Sulawesi, Indonesia on Wednesday, 14 November 2018
14 Nov 23:38 UTC: First to report: GeoAu after 7 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 41.4 km.
Date & time: Wednesday, 14 November 2018 23:31 UTC
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 41.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.938°S / 119.37°E (Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
55 km (34 mi) N of Polewali (pop: 58,200)
59 km (36 mi) W of Rantepao (pop: 40,400)
61 km (38 mi) SE of Mamuju (pop: 15,000)
92 km (57 mi) W of Palopo (pop: 129,300)
123 km (76 mi) NW of Parepare (pop: 140,000)
1435 km (892 mi) NE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: GeoAu
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 14 Nov 23:31 UTCM 5.0 / 41.4 kmSulawesi, IndonesiaGeoAu
Wed, 14 Nov 23:31 UTCM 4.8 / 10 kmSulawesi, IndonesiaGFZ
Wed, 14 Nov 23:31 UTCM 4.8 / 40 kmSULAWESI, INDONESIAEMSC
2018-11-15 07:31:25 +08:00 (14 Nov 23:31:25 UTC)M 4.8 / 10 km- 2km NNW of Mamasa, IndonesiaUSGS
15/11/2018 06:31:25 WIB (14 Nov 23:31:25 UTC)M 5.0 / 10 kmMamasa (3 MMI)BMKG

User reports for this quake (12)

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Candidasa / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Nusa Dua / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Nuss dua / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Puri gadin / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Lembongan / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Stormy night we thought it was thunder when the windows rattled.
Kuta, Bali / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Nusa dua / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Afraid
Ungasan Bali / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Felt in Ungasan Ball
Bali, Canggu (32.1 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Sabbang (98.9 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Villa Ting Ting, Jl. Penestanan No.2, Sayan, Ubud, / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woken up by shaking of the room.
sampalan / Light shaking (MMI IV)

Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake: Sulawesi, Indonesia, 14 Nov 2018 23:31

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (111 quakes):
  • 06 Jan 2019 20:20 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 03 Jan 2019 11:32 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 29 Dec 2018 14:56 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    13 km (8.1 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 29 Dec 2018 10:42 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 28 Dec 2018 16:13 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 26 Dec 2018 17:57 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 26 Dec 2018 14:53 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 26 Dec 2018 09:05 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 23 Dec 2018 23:00 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 21 Dec 2018 16:10 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 20 Dec 2018 00:13 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 14 Dec 2018 07:54 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 13 Dec 2018 17:17 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 13 Dec 2018 04:41 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 13 Dec 2018 04:25 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 11 Dec 2018 13:43 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • Show all

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Sulawesi, Indonesia on Wednesday, 14 November 2018
 

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