Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 96 km south of Bengkulu, Indonesia, on Monday, 29 Mar 2021 11:13 am (GMT +7) -

Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 96 km south of Bengkulu, Indonesia, on Monday, 29 Mar 2021 11:13 am (GMT +7)

Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 52 km depth

29 Mar 04:20 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 7 minutes.
29 Mar 04:25: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 23.0 to 31.0 km (from 14.3 to 19.3 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 8.5 km (5.3 mi) towards NNE.
29 Mar 04:45: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 4.9. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 31.0 to 52.0 km (from 19.3 to 32 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5 km (3.1 mi) towards WSW.
Update Mon, 29 Mar 2021, 04:24
Magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes near Bengkulu, Indonesia
5.2 quake 29 Mar 11:13 am (GMT +7)
5.2 quake 29 Mar 11:13 am (GMT +7)
A shallow magnitude 5.2 earthquake was reported in the morning near Bengkulu, Indonesia.
According to Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency, the quake hit on Monday 29 March 2021 at 11:13 am local time at a shallow depth of 23 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.7 earthquake. A third agency, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), reported the same quake 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 Pagar Alam (pop. 70,400) located 101 km from the epicenter, and Bengkulu (pop. 309,700) 101 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 29 Mar 2021 04:13:19 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, 29 Mar 2021 11:13 am (GMT +7)
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 52.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.6°S / 102.58°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Patah (87 km / 54 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
96 km (59 mi) SSE of Benkulu (pop: 309,700) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) SW of Pagar Alam (pop: 70,400) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) S of Curup (pop: 46,200) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) SW of Lahat (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (92 mi) SSW of Lubuklinggau (pop: 148,200) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) WSW of Tanjungagung (pop: 53,100) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (114 mi) WSW of Baturaja (pop: 134,800) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) SW of Prabumulih (pop: 103,500) --> See nearby quakes!
305 km (189 mi) SW of Palembang (pop: 1,441,500) --> See nearby quakes!
505 km (314 mi) WNW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Moderate Rain 27.4°C (81 F), humidity: 80%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from ESE
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
4.952 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaBMKG
4.961 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGFZ
5.060 kmSOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIAEMSC
5.210 kmNear Palembang, IndonesiaRENASS
5.060 km90 Km SW of Pagar Alam, IndonesiaUSGS
5.061 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGeoAu

User reports for this quake (5)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
425.5 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
428.9 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
433 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Boyolali (943.9 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
94.1 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s (reported through our app)
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