Magnitude 4.9 earthquake strikes near Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia
Sat, 1 May 2021, 09:3109:31 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 4.9 occurred only 8 minutes ago 76 km southeast of Palu, Indonesia, Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency reported.
4.9 quake 1 May 5:21 pm (GMT +8)
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, in the afternoon on Saturday 1 May 2021 at 5:21 pm local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes 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.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Poso (pop. 47,100) located 69 km from the epicenter, and Palu (pop. 282,400) 76 km away.
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Date & time: 1 May 2021 09:21 GMT
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.55°S / 120.16°E (Indonesia)
Primary data source: BMKG
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