Information on the earthquake: moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake

Moderate magnitude earthquake 4.3 to 10 km deep

October 1 08:55 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 6 minutes.

Updated Fri 1 Oct 2021, 09:00

Magnitude 4.3 earthquake strikes near Benkulu, Bengkulu, Indonesia

4.3 earthquake October 1 15:49 (GMT +7)

4.3 earthquake October 1 15:49 (GMT +7)

A shallow 4.3 magnitude earthquake was reported in the early afternoon near Benkulu, Bengkulu, Indonesia.
According to the Indonesian Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysical Agency, the earthquake struck on Friday, October 1, 2021 at 3:49 p.m. local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deep ones because they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter and depth of the quake could be revised in the coming hours or minutes, as seismologists review the data and refine their calculations, or when other agencies release their report.
A second report was then released by the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC), which also listed it as a 4.3 magnitude earthquake.
Cities near the epicenter where the earthquake could have been felt as very weak tremors include Benkulu (population 309,700) located 85 km from the epicenter.
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Date and hour : October 1, 2021 08:49:21 UTC –
Local time at epicenter: Friday October 1, 2021 3:49 p.m. (GMT +7)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 10.0 km

Latitude / longitude of epicenter: 4.49 ° S / 101.94 ° E↗ (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Antipode: 4.49 ° N / 78.06 ° W↗
Nearest volcano: Kaba (132 km / 82 mi)

Nearby towns and villages:
85 km (53 mi) SSO of Benkulu (pop: 309,700) -> See nearby earthquakes!
130 km (81 mi) SSO of Curup (pop: 46,200) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
154 km (96 mi) OSO of Pagar Alam (pop: 70,400) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
168 km (104 mi) southwest of Lubuklinggau (pop: 148,200) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
194 km (121 mi) WW of Lahat (pop: 65,900) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
216 km (134 mi) OSO of Tanjungagung (pop: 53,100) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
250 km (155 mi) west of Baturaja (pop: 134,800) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
277 km (172 mi) SSE of Sungai Penuh (pop: 95,900) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
357 km (222 mi) OSO of Palembang (pop: 1,441,500) -> See earthquakes nearby!
576 km (358 mi) WNO of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) -> Watch the earthquakes nearby!

Weather at the epicenter at the time of the earthquake:
Clouds covered 27.4 ° C (81 F), humidity: 79%, wind: 5 m / s (9 kts) from SE

Main data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)

Estimated energy released: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tonnes of TNT) Find out more

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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag. Depth Site Source
4.3 10 km South Sumatra, Indonesia BMKG

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