Mag. 4.4 earthquake - 41 km south of Palu, Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia, on Friday, 30 Oct 9.47 pm (GMT +8) -

Mag. 4.4 earthquake  - 41 km south of Palu, Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia, on Friday, 30 Oct 9.47 pm (GMT +8)

Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

30 Oct 13:51 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 4 minutes.
30 Oct 19:55: Now using data updates from BMKG
Update Fri, 30 Oct 2020, 13:54
Light 4.5 quake hits near Palu, Indonesia
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:

Date & time: 30 Oct 2020 01:47:32 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 30 Oct 9.47 pm (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.26°S / 119.97°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Una Una (219 km / 136 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
41 km (25 mi) SSE of Palu (pop: 282,400)
88 km (55 mi) W of Poso (pop: 47,100)
190 km (118 mi) N of Rantepao (pop: 40,400)
194 km (121 mi) N of Palopo (pop: 129,300)
199 km (123 mi) NE of Mamuju (pop: 15,000)
251 km (156 mi) NNE of Polewali (pop: 58,200)
437 km (271 mi) N of Makassar (pop: 1,321,700)
1557 km (967 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: BMKG
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.410 km41 Km SSE of Palu, IndonesiaBMKG
M 4.510 km42 Km SSE of Palu, IndonesiaEMSC

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
39.1 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
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