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.
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, 21:27Significant 5.2 quake hits near Benkulu, Bengkulu, Indonesia
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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