A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Poso in Indonesia. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:36:12 / 2:36 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 29/09/18 / 2018-09-29 06:36:12 / September 29, 2018 @ 6:36 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us1000h463. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000h463. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 120.6793° East, latitude -1.2664° South, depth = 10 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 99 km (62 miles) from Palu (c. 282 400 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Poso (c. 47 100 pop). Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palu, Poso (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 16 km NNW of Poso, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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