Magnitude 7.5 Earthquake near Palu, Indonesia

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A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck north of Palu, Indonesia on September 28, 2018 at 6:03 pm local time (10:03 am UTC).

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Map of shaking intensity Palu, Indonesia region

Map shows shaking from the September 28, 2018 Palu, Indonesia earthquake.

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