Strong 6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Palu, Indonesia

Earthquake location -0.3976S, 119.7631W

A earthquake magnitude 6.1 (ml/mb) strikes 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Palu in Indonesia on Friday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000h3mf. Id of event: us1000h3mf. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/09/18 / 2018-09-28 07:00:01 / September 28, 2018 @ 7:00 am. The temblor was picked up at 15:00:01 / 3:00 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 119.7631° East, -0.3976° South, depth 18.08 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 18.08 km (11 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Palu in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palu (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Palu (c. 282 400 pop).

There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2018/09/28/strong-earthquake-6-1-mag-strikes-near-palu-in-indonesia/

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