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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 104 km south of Benkulu, Bengkulu, Indonesia, on 20 Jun 4:12 am (GMT +7) -

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 104 km south of Benkulu, Bengkulu, Indonesia, on 20 Jun 4:12 am (GMT +7) Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 104 km south of Benkulu, Bengkulu, Indonesia, on 20 Jun 4:12 am (GMT +7)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 49 km depth

19 Jun 21:21 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
19 Jun 21:23: Epicenter location corrected by 4 km (2.5 mi) towards NNE.
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20 Jun 03:20: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 47.0 to 49.0 km (from 29 to 30 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.5 km (3.4 mi) towards E.
Update Sat, 19 Jun 2021, 21:27
Significant 5.2 quake hits near Benkulu, Bengkulu, Indonesia
5.2 quake 20 Jun 4:12 am (GMT +7)
5.2 quake 20 Jun 4:12 am (GMT +7)
Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency reported a magnitude 5.2 quake in Indonesia near Benkulu, Bengkulu, only 15 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early morning on Sunday 20 June 2021 at 4:12 am local time at a shallow depth of 11 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.3. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 5.3.
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 109 km from the epicenter, and Pagar Alam (pop. 70,400) 114 km away.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Jun 19, 2021 21:12:15 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 20 Jun 4:12 am (GMT +7)
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 49.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.69°S / 102.54°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Antipode: 4.69°N / 77.46°W
Nearest volcano: Patah (110 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
104 km (64 mi) SSE of Benkulu (pop: 309,700) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) SW of Pagar Alam (pop: 70,400) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (84 mi) S of Churup (pop: 46,200) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) SW of Lahat (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) SSW of Lubuklinggau (pop: 148,200) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (102 mi) WSW of Tanjungagung (pop: 53,100) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) WSW of Baturaja (pop: 134,800) --> See nearby quakes!
234 km (145 mi) SW of Prabumulih (pop: 103,500) --> See nearby quakes!
314 km (195 mi) SW of Palembang (pop: 1,441,500) --> See nearby quakes!
506 km (314 mi) WNW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
470 km (292 mi) SW of Bangka Island (pop: 960,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 28.2°C (83 F), humidity: 73%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from WNW
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
5.249 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaBMKG
5.251 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGFZ
5.410 kmIndonesia: Near PalembangRENASS
5.258 km95 Km SW of Pagar Alam, IndonesiaUSGS
5.254 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGeoAu

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Kresek, West Java (447.1 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Tidak Terasah (reported through our app)  
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)

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Aug 14, 2021 18:41
40 weeks ago

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