A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Pagaralam in Indonesia. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:30:57 / 9:30 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Pagaralam in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 60.33 km, 102.8411° East, -4.4357° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/09/16 / 2016-09-17 02:30:57 / September 17, 2016 @ 2:30 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006qbk. Unique identifier: us10006qbk. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 60.33 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Bengkulu (c. 309 700 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Pageralam (c. 70 400 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Lahat (c. 65 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lahat, Bengkulu, Pageralam. Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 66 km SW of Pagaralam, Indonesia.
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