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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Bengkulu in Indonesia

Earthquake location -3.8029S, 101.8249WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Bengkulu in Indonesia. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 60.28 km (37 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 101.8249 East, latitude -3.8029 South, depth = 60.28 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/08/16 / 2016-08-21 15:28:46 / August 21, 2016 @ 3:28 pm. Unique identifier: us20006tws. Ids that are associated to the event: us20006tws. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 22:28:46 / 10:28 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 49 km (30 miles) from Bengkulu (c. 309 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Curup (c. 46 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Curup, Bengkulu.

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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: 48 km W of Bengkulu, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 101.8249° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -3.8029° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 60.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48km W of Bengkulu, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-08-21 15:28:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-18 15:25:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 298 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.256 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 102 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20006tws Id of event.
Event Code 20006tws An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20006tws, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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