A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Palu in Indonesia on Friday. Unique identifier: us1000h3sv. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000h3sv. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/09/18 / 2018-09-28 14:10:08 / September 28, 2018 @ 2:10 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 119.7603 East, latitude -0.0885 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 22:10:08 / 10:10 pm (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Palu (c. 282 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palu. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 89 km N of Palu, Indonesia.
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