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Light 4.5 quake hits near Palu, Indonesia

Fri, 30 Oct 2020, 14:07
14:07 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
4.5 quake 42 km S of Palu, Indonesia, 30 Oct 9.47 pm (GMT +8)
4.5 quake 42 km S of Palu, Indonesia, 30 Oct 9.47 pm (GMT +8)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 occurred only 7 minutes ago 42 km southeast of Palu, Indonesia, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported. The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter in the evening on Friday 30 October 2020 at 9.47 pm local time. The magnitude, exact epicenter location and depth of the quake are likely to be revised within the next few hours as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Towns or cities near the epicenter that are likely to be affected include Palu (pop. 282,400) at a distance of 42 km with weak shaking, and Poso (pop. 47,100) at a distance of 88 km with weak shaking.
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Earthquake data:
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Date & time: Fri, 30 Oct 13:47 UTC
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.26°S / 119.97°E
Primary data source: BMKG

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