A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Palu in Indonesia on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 25.72 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 07:20:34 / 7:20 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 21/09/18 / 2018-09-21 23:20:34 / September 21, 2018 @ 11:20 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hih9. Id of event: us2000hih9. Exact location of event, longitude 119.7308 East, latitude -0.9001 South, depth = 25.72 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palu (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 16 km (10 miles) from Palu (c. 282 400 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 15 km W of Palu, Indonesia.
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