A powerful and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.5 hit 78km North of Palu, Indonesia at 10:02 UTC (17:02 local time) on September 28, 2018, at a depth of 10km (6.2 miles).
According to the USGS, the epicentre was located 78km (50 miles) N of Palu (population 282,431), and 168km (105 miles) NW of Poso (population 47,110), Indonesia.
A resulting 10ft high tsunami crashed into the city of Palu.
Infrastructure has been severely damaged.
— Ramadhani Eko P (@ramadhaniep) September 28, 2018
The USGS registered more than ten major aftershocks ranging from M5.1 to M5.8, and all at a depth of 10 km.
At 07:00 UTC today, a M6.1 earthquake hit the same region, killing at least one person and injuring 10.
The death toll is expected to rise following this latest quake and resulting tsunami.
As morning breaks more details will become available.
Stay tuned for updates.
The recent global seismic and volcanic uptick is likely attributed to the drop-off in solar activity, and the increase in Galactic Cosmic Rays penetrating silica-rich magma.
Check out this link for more info: https://principia-scientific.org/do-cosmic-rays-trigger-earthquakes-volcanic-eruptions/
GSM = influx of GCRs = uptick in Volcanic & Seismic Activity
[Featured Photo: USGS]
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