A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 197 km W of Bengkulu, Indonesia (122 miles) on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 38.51 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 100.4874 East, latitude -3.7833 South, depth = 38.51 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 10:24:30 / April 15, 2016 @ 10:24 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20005ieu. Event ids that are associated: us20005ieu. The temblor was picked up at 17:24:30 / 5:24 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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: 197 km W of Bengkulu, Indonesia.
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