A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Bengkulu in Indonesia on Friday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000i45i. Id of event: us1000i45i. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.08 km (23 miles). Global time and date of event 07/12/18 / 2018-12-07 14:04:59 / December 7, 2018 @ 2:04 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:04:59 / 9:04 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 101.8314° East, latitude -3.3255° South, depth = 37.08 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Bengkulu (c. 309 700 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Curup (c. 46 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Curup, Bengkulu (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 71 km NW of Bengkulu, Indonesia.
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