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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Bengkulu in Indonesia

Earthquake location -3.9331S, 102.3584WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Bengkulu in Indonesia. Exact location of event, depth 82.6 km, 102.3584° East, -3.9331° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/09/18 / 2018-09-06 19:28:32 / September 6, 2018 @ 7:28 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 02:28:32 / 2:28 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 82.6 km (51 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000hgl0. Unique identifier: us2000hgl0.

Epicenter of the event was 18 km (11 miles) from Bengkulu (c. 309 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Lubuklinggau (c. 148 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Curup (c. 46 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lubuklinggau, Curup, Bengkulu.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 17 km SE of Bengkulu, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 102.3584° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -3.9331° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 82.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km SE 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 2018-09-06 19:28:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-02 00:11:54 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 0 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 271 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 7.064 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 198 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 us2000hgl0 Id of event.
Event Code 2000hgl0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000hgl0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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