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Moderate earthquake: M5.1 quake has struck near Bengkulu in Indonesia

Earthquake location -4.4121S, 101.9395WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Bengkulu in Indonesia. Exact location of event, longitude 101.9395 East, latitude -4.4121 South, depth = 51.57 km. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:24:47 / 2:24 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/07/17 / 2017-07-27 19:24:47 / July 27, 2017 @ 7:24 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51.57 km (32 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Bengkulu in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000a1vu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a1vu.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bengkulu (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Bengkulu (c. 309 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 76 km SSW of Bengkulu, Indonesia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 101.9395° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.4121° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51.57 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 76km 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 2017-07-27 19:24:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-27 19:40:15 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 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 400 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 1.014 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 78 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 us2000a1vu Id of event.
Event Code 2000a1vu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a1vu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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