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Strong earthquake, 6.4 mag strikes near Bengkulu in Indonesia



Earthquake location -3.7937S, 101.6003WA earthquake magnitude 6.4 (ml/mb) strikes 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Bengkulu in Indonesia on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.9 km (22 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a7q2. Id of event: us2000a7q2. The 6.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:08:11 / 10:08 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 35.9 km, 101.6003° East, -3.7937° South. Global time and date of event 13/08/17 / 2017-08-13 03:08:11 / August 13, 2017 @ 3:08 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Bengkulu in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Bengkulu (c. 309 700 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Curup (c. 46 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Curup, Bengkulu. Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 73 km W of Bengkulu, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 101.6003° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -3.7937° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 73km 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 2017-08-13 03:08:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-13 03:37:31 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 8 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.8 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 633 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 1.464 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.4 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 28 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000a7q2 Id of event.
Event Code 2000a7q2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a7q2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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