A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 161 km WSW of Bengkulu, Indonesia (100 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 100.9629 East, latitude -4.4556 South, depth = 15.2 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/08/20 / 2020-08-18 22:39:08 / August 18, 2020 @ 10:39 pm. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:39:08 / 10:39 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bcme. Unique identifier: us7000bcme. The epicenter was at a depth of 15.2 km (9 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 161 km WSW of Bengkulu, Indonesia.
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