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Leve terremoto magnitud 4.7 - 81 Km NNE of Mamuju, Indonesia domingo, 13 sep. 2020

Leve terremoto magnitud 4.7 - 81 Km NNE of Mamuju, Indonesia domingo, 13 sep. 2020
13 Sep 17:10 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 10 minutos.
13 Sep 17:15: Ahora usando una nueva fuente de datos: BMKG
14 Sep 03:35: Magnitud recalculada de 4.9 a 4.7. Ubicación del epicentro corregida 2.5 km (1.5 mi) al WSW.
18 Sep 03:11: Ahora usando una nueva fuente de datos: BMKG
Update Mon, 14 Sep 2020, 22:13
Earthquake hits Sulawesi, damages many buildings
A light to moderate, but shallow earthquake of magnitude 4.7 hit the northwestern part of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi 80 km north of Mamuju town in the Sulawesi Barat (West Sulawesi) province. Although it was a comparably small quake, it caused significant damage and injured many people. The earthquake was felt widely over large parts of the island.
The quake's epicenter was near the coast in the Budong-Budong district, where strong shaking was felt, causing many residents to flee their homes in panic. According to local news reports, several buildings in areas close to the quake suffered damage with collapsing walls that injured people.
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Earthquake data:

Fecha & hora: domingo, 13 septiembre 2020 16:59 UTC
Magnitud: 4.7
Profundidad: 10.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 2,07°S / 119,28°E (Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
81 km al NE de Mamuju (pop: 15,000)
121 km al NW de Rantepao (pop: 40,400)
145 km al NW de Palopo (pop: 129,300)
145 km al SW de Palu (pop: 282,400)
152 km al N de Polewali (pop: 58,200)
1454 km al NE de Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Fuente primaria de datos: BMKG
Energía liberada estimada: 7,1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) [aprende más]
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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.
Fecha / HoraRevista / ProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
Sun, 13 Sep 16:59 UTCM 4.7 / 10 km81 Km NNE of Mamuju, IndonesiaBMKG
Sun, 13 Sep 17:00 UTCM 4.9 / 45 kmSulawesi, IndonesiaEMSC
Sun, 13 Sep 16:59 UTCM 4.9 / 10 kmSulawesi, IndonesiaGFZ
Sun, 13 Sep 16:59 UTCM 4.8 / 24.9 km77 Km NNE of Mamuju, IndonesiaUSGS
Sun, 13 Sep 16:59 UTCM 4.7 / 10 km81 km NNE of Mamuju, IndonesiaBMKG

User reports for this quake (3)

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82.3 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Jogjakarta / not felt : Ra kroso...wong adoh kok...turu neh waeee...
(Indonesia, 41 km S of epicenter) : Terasa kuat seperti diayun, kota Mamasa. (reported through EMSC)

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