A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 147 km SSW of Bengkulu, Indonesia (91 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.24 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 19:39:17 / 7:39 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 101.8063 East, latitude -5.056 South, depth = 44.24 km. Id of earthquake: us2000dznp. Event ids that are associated: us2000dznp. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/04/18 / 2018-04-07 12:39:17 / April 7, 2018 @ 12:39 pm.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 147 km SSW of Bengkulu, Indonesia.
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