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Moderate earthquake: M5.1 quake has struck near Palu in Indonesia



Earthquake location -0.926S, 120.4WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Palu in Indonesia. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 120.4 East, latitude -0.926 South, depth = 20.58 km. The temblor was detected at 22:32:40 / 10:32 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 20.58 km (13 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/09/16 / 2016-09-07 14:32:40 / September 7, 2016 @ 2:32 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006mp9. Id of event: us10006mp9. A tsunami warning has been issued near Palu in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Poso, Palu. Epicenter of the event was 59 km (37 miles) from Palu (c. 282 400 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Poso (c. 47 100 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 59 km E of Palu, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.4° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.926° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 59km E of Palu, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-07 14:32:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-07 14:49:34 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level 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 1 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 400 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 2.059 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 48 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10006mp9 Id of event.
Event Code 10006mp9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006mp9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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