A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Palu in Indonesia on Sunday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/05/20 / 2020-05-09 23:43:03 / May 9, 2020 @ 11:43 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009gmf. Id of event: us70009gmf. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:43:03 / 7:43 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 119.6699° East, -1.2324° South.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palu (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Palu (c. 282 400 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 one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 43 km SSW of Palu, Indonesia.
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