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Strong earthquake, 6.1 mag strikes near Palu in Indonesia

Earthquake location -0.3976S, 119.7631WA earthquake magnitude 6.1 (ml/mb) strikes 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Palu in Indonesia on Friday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000h3mf. Id of event: us1000h3mf. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/09/18 / 2018-09-28 07:00:01 / September 28, 2018 @ 7:00 am. The temblor was picked up at 15:00:01 / 3:00 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 119.7631° East, -0.3976° South, depth 18.08 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 18.08 km (11 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Palu in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palu (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Palu (c. 282 400 pop).

There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 55 km NNW of Palu, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 119.7631° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.3976° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.08 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 55km NNW 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 07:00:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-28 07:29:58 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 6.71 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 572 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 1.812 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 33 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 us1000h3mf Id of event.
Event Code 1000h3mf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000h3mf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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