Moderate 4.7 quake hits near Baturaja, Sumatera Selatan, Indonesia
Wed, 3 Mar 2021, 10:5410:54 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A magnitude 4.7 earthquake near Baturaja, Sumatera Selatan, Indonesia, was reported only 11 minutes ago by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency, considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in Indonesia. The earthquake occurred at an intermediate depth of 129 km beneath the epicenter in the afternoon on Wednesday 3 March 2021 at 5:34 pm 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.
4.7 quake 3 Mar 5:34 pm (GMT +7)
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.8 earthquake.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Baturaja (pop. 134,800) located 89 km from the epicenter, Tanjungagung (pop. 53,100) 97 km away, Pagar Alam (pop. 70,400) 103 km away, and Lahat (pop. 65,900) 116 km away.
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Date & time: 3 Mar 2021 5:34 pm (GMT +7) local time (3 Mar 2021 10:34 GMT)
Depth: 129.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.81°S / 103.74°E (Sumatera Selatan, Indonesia)
Primary data source: BMKG
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