A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 130 km WSW of Bengkulu, Indonesia (81 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/08/20 / 2020-08-19 01:37:58 / August 19, 2020 @ 1:37 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us6000bgxc. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000bgxc. The temblor was picked up at 01:37:58 / 1:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 101.1745 East, latitude -4.2455 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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