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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 161 km WSW of Bengkulu, Indonesia

Earthquake location -4.4556S, 100.9629WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 100.9629° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.4556° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 161 km WSW 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 2020-08-18 22:39:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-25 23:14:23 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 385 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 1.989 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 204 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 us7000bcme Id of event.
Event Code 7000bcme An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bcme, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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