A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Bengkulu in Indonesia. The temblor was picked up at 18:56:20 / 6:56 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us7000dg4m. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000dg4m. Exact location, longitude 101.6489° East, latitude -3.5644° South, depth = 53.26 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53.26 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 05/03/21 / 2021-03-05 18:56:20 / March 5, 2021 @ 6:56 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 73 km (46 miles) from Bengkulu (c. 309 700 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Curup (c. 46 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Curup, Bengkulu (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 73 km WNW of Bengkulu, Indonesia.
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