Magnitude 5.3 earthquake strikes near Benkulu, Bengkulu, Indonesia
Sat, 23 Oct 2021, 23:5823:58 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Indonesia was shaken near Benkulu, Bengkulu, by an earthquake of magnitude 5.3 only 23 minutes ago, Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency reported.
5.3 quake 24 Oct 6:34 am (GMT +7)
The quake hit at a moderately shallow depth of 33 km beneath the epicenter near Benkulu, Bengkulu, Indonesia, early morning on Sunday, October 24th, 2021, at 6:34 am local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.8. Other agencies reporting the same quake include the United States Geological Survey at magnitude 4.7, and the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 4.7.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Benkulu (pop. 309,700) located 126 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: Oct 24, 2021 6:34 am (GMT +7) local time (23 Oct 2021 23:34 GMT)
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.86°S / 101.87°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Primary data source: BMKG
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