A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Palu in Indonesia on Friday. Event id: us6000bic0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bic0. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 120.0786 East, latitude -1.4942 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:35:59 / 11:35 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/08/20 / 2020-08-21 11:35:59 / August 21, 2020 @ 11:35 am.
The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Palu (c. 282 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Poso (c. 47 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Poso, Palu. Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 68 km SSE of Palu, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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