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Major earthquake, 7.5 mag strikes near Palu in Indonesia

Earthquake location -0.1781S, 119.8401WA major earthquake magnitude 7.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Palu in Indonesia. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Palu in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 119.8401 East, latitude -0.1781 South, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000h3p4. Unique identifier: us1000h3p4. The temblor was detected at 18:02:43 / 6:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/09/18 / 2018-09-28 10:02:43 / September 28, 2018 @ 10:02 am UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palu (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Palu (c. 282 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).

There are an estimated 15 major quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 78 km N of Palu, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 119.8401° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.1781° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 78km N 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 2018-09-28 10:02:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-28 10:20:17 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 865 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 1.589 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 27 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 us1000h3p4 Id of event.
Event Code 1000h3p4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000h3p4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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