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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Bengkulu in Indonesia

Earthquake location -3.3959S, 102.0863WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Bengkulu in Indonesia. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:10:09 / 3:10 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000au0l. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000au0l. A tsunami warning has been issued near Bengkulu in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 96.97 km (60 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/09/17 / 2017-09-24 20:10:09 / September 24, 2017 @ 8:10 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 96.97 km, 102.0863° East, -3.3959° South.

The epicenter was 49 km (31 miles) from Bengkulu (c. 309 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Lubuklinggau (c. 148 200 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Curup (c. 46 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lubuklinggau, Bengkulu, Curup (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. 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: 48 km NNW of Bengkulu, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 102.0863° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -3.3959° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 96.97 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48km NNW 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 2017-09-24 20:10:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-24 20:26:14 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 385 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 2.654 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 94 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 us2000au0l Id of event.
Event Code 2000au0l An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000au0l, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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