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Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 143 km southeast of Benkulu, Bengkulu, Indonesia, on Wednesday, Aug 17, 2022 at 12:38 pm (GMT +7) -

Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 143 km southeast of Benkulu, Bengkulu, Indonesia, on Wednesday, Aug 17, 2022 at 12:38 pm (GMT +7) Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 143 km southeast of Benkulu, Bengkulu, Indonesia, on Wednesday, Aug 17, 2022 at 12:38 pm (GMT +7)

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 62 km depth

17 Aug 05:46 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 8 minutes.
17 Aug 08:28: Now using data updates from USGS
Update Wed, 17 Aug 2022, 05:51

Moderate magnitude 4.7 quake hits 109 km southwest of Pagar Alam, Indonesia around noon

4.7 quake 17 Aug 12:38 pm (GMT +7)
4.7 quake 17 Aug 12:38 pm (GMT +7)
A shallow magnitude 4.7 earthquake was reported around noon near Pagar Alam, Lahat Regency, South Sumatra, Indonesia.
According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the quake hit on Wednesday, August 17th, 2022, at 12:38 pm local time at a shallow depth of 27 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.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Pagar Alam (pop. 70,400) located 109 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 17, 2022 05:38:19 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Aug 17, 2022 at 12:38 pm (GMT +7)
Depth61.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude4.9175°S / 102.9018°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Antipode4.918°N / 77.098°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoPatah (84 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities106 km (66 mi) SSW of Pagar Alam (pop: 70,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
143 km (89 mi) SSE of Benkulu (pop: 309,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
145 km (90 mi) SSW of Lahat (pop: 65,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
148 km (92 mi) SW of Tanjungagung (pop: 53,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
165 km (103 mi) WSW of Baturaja (pop: 134,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
181 km (112 mi) S of Lubuklinggau (pop: 148,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
302 km (188 mi) SW of Palembang (pop: 1,441,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
460 km (286 mi) WNW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 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.
4.662 km105 Km SSW of Pagar Alam, IndonesiaUSGS
4.662 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaRaspberryShake

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