A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Palu in Indonesia. The temblor was reported at 21:39:44 / 9:39 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 119.9675 East, latitude -1.4049 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000h3sh. Id of event: us1000h3sh. A tsunami warning has been issued near Palu in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/09/18 / 2018-09-28 13:39:44 / September 28, 2018 @ 1:39 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 58 km (36 miles) from Palu (c. 282 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Poso (c. 47 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Poso, Palu (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 57 km S of Palu, Indonesia.
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