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Moderate earthquake: M5.3 quake has struck near Bengkulu in Indonesia



Earthquake location -4.2546S, 102.0258WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Bengkulu in Indonesia. The epicenter was at a depth of 50.36 km (31 miles). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:22:00 / 10:22 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 102.0258 East, latitude -4.2546 South, depth = 50.36 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Bengkulu in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/02/17 / 2017-02-26 15:22:00 / February 26, 2017 @ 3:22 pm. Event id: us20008miw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008miw.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Curup, Bengkulu (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 57 km (35 miles) from Bengkulu (c. 309 700 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Curup (c. 46 200 pop). Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

Questions or comments?

What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 56 km SSW of Bengkulu, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 102.0258° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.2546° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 50.36 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56km SSW 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 2017-02-26 15:22:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-26 15:49:01 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 1 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 433 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 0.933 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 87 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 us20008miw Id of event.
Event Code 20008miw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008miw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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