Moderate earthquake: M5.1 quake has struck near Sungai Penuh in Indonesia


Earthquake location -3.3122S, 100.2844WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 185 km SW of Sungai Penuh, Indonesia (115 miles). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:36:01 / 12:36 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000c8w6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c8w6. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 17/10/20 / 2020-10-17 00:36:01 / October 17, 2020 @ 12:36 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 100.2844 East, latitude -3.3122 South, depth = 10 km.

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 185 km SW of Sungai Penuh, Indonesia.

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