A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Bengkulu in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 101.4879° East, latitude -3.5193° South, depth = 58.52 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 58.52 km (36 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/02/16 / 2016-02-17 19:26:55 / February 17, 2016 @ 7:26 pm. The temblor was detected at 02:26:55 / 2:26 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10004qkp. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004qkp.
Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Bengkulu (c. 309 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bengkulu.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 91 km WNW of Bengkulu, Indonesia.
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