Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 86 km southwest of Benkulu, Bengkulu, Indonesia, on Thursday, 18 Feb 2021 5:43 pm (GMT +7) -

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 86 km southwest of Benkulu, Bengkulu, Indonesia, on Thursday, 18 Feb 2021 5:43 pm (GMT +7)

Séisme modéré magnitude 5.1 at 98 km depth

18 Feb 11:00 UTC: Premier à signaler: BMKG après 17 minutes.
18 Feb 11:20: Profondeur recalculée de 54.0 à 98.0 km (de 34 à 61 mi). Emplacement de l'épicentre corrigé de 17 km (10.3 mi) au NE.
Update Thu, 18 Feb 2021, 11:09
Significant 5.1 quake hits near Bengkulu, Indonesia
5.1 quake 18 Feb 5:43 pm (GMT +7)
5.1 quake 18 Feb 5:43 pm (GMT +7)
An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 occurred in the afternoon on Thursday 18 February 2021 at 5:43 pm local time near Bengkulu, Indonesia, as reported by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency.
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a moderately shallow depth of 54 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.
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 103 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 18 Feb 2021 10:43:10 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: jeudi, 18 févr. 2021 17:43 (GMT +7)
Magnitude: 5.1
Profondeur: 98.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.33°S / 101.7°E (Océan Indien, Indonésie)
Volcan le plus près: Kaba (137 km / 85 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
86 km SO de Bengkulu (pop: 309,700) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
132 km SO de Curup (pop: 46,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
173 km SO de Lubuklinggau (pop: 148,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
175 km OSO de Pagar Alam (pop: 70,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
213 km OSO de Lahat (pop: 65,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
255 km S de Sungai Penuh (pop: 95,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
275 km O de Baturaja (pop: 134,800) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
298 km OSO de Prabumulih (pop: 103,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
373 km OSO de Palembang (pop: 1,441,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
607 km ONO de Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 28.4°C (83 F), humidity: 73%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from WNW
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) Plus d'infos
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeProfondeurLieuSource
5.198 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaBMKG

User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
777.5 km N of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
546.9 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
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