A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Palu in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/04/17 / 2017-04-20 16:54:04 / April 20, 2017 @ 4:54 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 00:54:04 / 12:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 119.9661 East, latitude -1.1687 South, depth = 43.05 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 43.05 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us10008jbx. Event ids that are associated: us10008jbx.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Poso, Palu (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 33 km (20 miles) from Palu (c. 282 400 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Poso (c. 47 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 32 km SSE of Palu, Indonesia.
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