Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - 65 km northwest of Bengkulu, Indonesia, on Saturday, 6 Mar 2021 1:56 am (GMT +7) -

Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - 65 km northwest of Bengkulu, Indonesia, on Saturday, 6 Mar 2021 1:56 am (GMT +7)

Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 10 km depth

5 Mar 19:05 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 9 minutes.
6 Mar 11:55: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 4.9. Epicenter location corrected by 2.2 km (1.4 mi) towards E.
Update Fri, 5 Mar 2021, 19:12
Moderate magnitude 4.8 quake hits 67 km northwest of Bengkulu, Indonesia early morning
4.8 quake 6 Mar 1:56 am (GMT +7)
4.8 quake 6 Mar 1:56 am (GMT +7)
Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency reported a magnitude 4.8 quake in Indonesia near Bengkulu, only 16 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early morning on Saturday 6 March 2021 at 1:56 am local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.8 earthquake as well.
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 Bengkulu (pop. 309,700) located 67 km from the epicenter, and Curup (pop. 46,200) 73 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Lubuklinggau (pop. 148,200) located 110 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 5 Mar 2021 18:56:19 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 6 Mar 2021 1:56 am (GMT +7)
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.35°S / 101.89°E (Bengkulu, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Kaba (86 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
65 km (40 mi) NW of Bengkulu (pop: 309,700) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) W of Curup (pop: 46,200) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) W of Lubuklinggau (South Sumatra) (pop: 148,200) --> See nearby quakes!
154 km (96 mi) SSE of Sungai Penuh (Jambi) (pop: 95,900) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (105 mi) WNW of Pagar Alam (South Sumatra) (pop: 70,400) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) WNW of Lahat (South Sumatra) (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
260 km (162 mi) W of Prabumulih (South Sumatra) (pop: 103,500) --> See nearby quakes!
267 km (166 mi) WNW of Baturaja (South Sumatra) (pop: 134,800) --> See nearby quakes!
321 km (199 mi) W of Palembang (South Sumatra) (pop: 1,441,500) --> See nearby quakes!
635 km (395 mi) WNW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 24.6°C (76 F), humidity: 87%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from ENE
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
4.910 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaBMKG
4.653 kmSOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIAEMSC
4.653 km73 Km WNW of Bengkulu, IndonesiaUSGS

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