A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Palu in Indonesia. Exact location of event, longitude 120.4469 East, latitude -0.8198 South, depth = 47.85 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/02/20 / 2020-02-28 18:46:40 / February 28, 2020 @ 6:46 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 47.85 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008a5l. Id of event: us60008a5l. The temblor was reported at 02:46:40 / 2:46 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Palu (c. 282 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Poso (c. 47 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Poso, Palu. Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 64 km E of Palu, Indonesia.
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