A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Pagaralam in Indonesia on Thursday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100086qy. Id of event: us100086qy. Exact location of earthquake, 102.9159° East, -3.838° South, depth 81.24 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:38:28 / 11:38 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/02/17 / 2017-02-23 04:38:28 / February 23, 2017 @ 4:38 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 81.24 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bengkulu, Lahat, Lubuklinggau (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Bengkulu (c. 309 700 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Lubuklinggau (c. 148 200 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Pageralam (c. 70 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Lahat (c. 65 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Curup (c. 46 200 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 43 km WNW of Pagaralam, Indonesia.
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