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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 58 km W of Bengkulu, Indonesia

Earthquake location -3.7256S, 101.7398WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Bengkulu in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 46.75 km, 101.7398° East, -3.7256° South. Event id: us6000b2qs. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b2qs. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/07/20 / 2020-07-16 21:44:27 / July 16, 2020 @ 9:44 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 46.75 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 21:44:27 / 9:44 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Curup, Bengkulu (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Bengkulu (c. 309 700 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Curup (c. 46 200 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 58 km W of Bengkulu, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 101.7398° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -3.7256° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 46.75 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 58 km 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 2020-07-16 21:44:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-24 05:05:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 298 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 1.367 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 181 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 us6000b2qs Id of event.
Event Code 6000b2qs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000b2qs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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