Earthquake: 5.4 Quake Hits Poso, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia


earthquakeA 5.4 Earthquake just hit Peso, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. The earthquake hit 30km NNW of Pendolo, Indonesia with a depth of 10.0km.

Though the quake was shallow, with a depth of only 10.0km it still packed a punch.

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that the earthquakes depth was approximately 6.2 miles. The EMSC said it was a 5.5 at first. GSC had it at a 5.6. BMKG had it at a 5.7, and Hong Kong had it at a 5.8.

When EMSC saw that USGS had it at a 5.4, they immediately downgraded to match the Geological Survey.

There are currently no reports of injury or damaged property. However, it is much too early to conclude that this quake was innocuous.

Indonesia is part of the so-called Ring of Fire, which is an area in the Pacific Ocean where the lion’s share of active tectonic plates are positioned.

Last year Indonesia a quake and tsunmi disaster killed more than 2,000 people.

The Guardian Liberty Voice has tried to reach the authorities in Indonesia in order to determine the extent that the quake was felt, however, the publication has yet to get a response.

Written by DiMarkco Chandler


Sputniknews: Magnitude 5.4 Quake Hits Sulawesi in Indonesia – USGS
Reuters: Earthquake of 5.4 magnitude strikes Sulawesi, Indonesia – USGS

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