Moderate magnitude 4.5 quake hits 76 km southeast of Palu, Indonesia early morning
Fri, 30 Apr 2021, 20:0120:01 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Just 9 minutes ago, a 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck near Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. The tremor was recorded early morning on Saturday 1 May 2021 at 3:50 am local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.
4.5 quake 1 May 3:50 am (GMT +8)
The event was filed by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency, the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.5 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Poso (pop. 47,100) located 73 km from the epicenter, and Palu (pop. 282,400) 76 km away.
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Date & time: 1 May 3:50 am (GMT +8) local time (30 Apr 2021 19:50 GMT)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.55°S / 120.11°E (Central Sulawesi, Indonesia)
Primary data source: BMKG
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