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Magnitude 4.9 earthquake strikes near Bengkulu, Indonesia
Sat, 21 Nov 2020, 17:1817:18 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A shallow magnitude 4.9 earthquake was reported late at night near the city of Bengkulu, Indonesia.
4.9 quake Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, 21 Nov 11.58 pm (GMT +7)
According to Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG), the quake hit on Saturday 21 November 2020 at 11.58 pm local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc. Weak shaking might have been felt in Bengkulu (pop. 309,700) located 57 km from the epicenter, and Curup (pop. 46,200) 102 km away.
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Date & time: Sat, 21 Nov 16:58 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.28°S / 102.09°E
Primary data source: BMKG