A 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.
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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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