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Moderate earthquake: M5.3 quake has struck near Bengkulu in Indonesia

Earthquake location -4.5585S, 102.5453WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Bengkulu in Indonesia. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/09/20 / 2020-09-03 16:02:54 / September 3, 2020 @ 4:02 pm. The temblor was detected at 16:02:54 / 4:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 102.5453° East, -4.5585° South, depth 54.82 km. Unique identifier: us7000bh8s. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000bh8s. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 54.82 km (34 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pageralam, Bengkulu. Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). The epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Bengkulu (c. 309 700 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Pageralam (c. 70 400 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 89 km SSE of Bengkulu, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 102.5453° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.5585° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54.82 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 89 km SSE 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 2020-09-03 16:02:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-03 16:21:51 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 432 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 0.454 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 82 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 us7000bh8s Id of event.
Event Code 7000bh8s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bh8s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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