A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Palu in Indonesia. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:13:32 / 6:13 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000h7jt. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000h7jt. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 38.45 km (24 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/09/18 / 2018-09-30 10:13:32 / September 30, 2018 @ 10:13 am. Exact location of earthquake, 119.7294° East, -0.0848° South, depth 38.45 km.
Epicenter of the event was 91 km (57 miles) from Palu (c. 282 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palu (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 90 km N of Palu, Indonesia.
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