Magnitude 5.5 Struck Southern Sumatra, Indonesia

- Time: 2024-03-04 at 02:48:21 UTC
            2024-03-04 at 09:48:21 GMT-7
- Location: -5.81° LAT, 102.18° LON
- Magnitude: mb5.5
- Depth: 10 km
- Provider: USGS

Picture 1: Location of the magnitude 5.5 earthquake in Southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

The earthquake occurred in an area where we announced INCREASED seismic hazard exposure (yellow alert) in our latest weekly earthquake forecast for the Indonesia region, on March 4, 2024, available here.

Picture 2: The latest earthquake forecast for the Indonesia region, posted on March 4, 2024.

The region of the earthquake was influenced by the propagation of potentially dangerous tectonic waves (D-waves) which we posted on March 4, 2024, here.

Picture 3: D-wave responsible for triggering a magnitude 5.5 earthquake in Southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

D-Waves or potentially dangerous waves are tectonic waves that have the potential to trigger moderate to strong earthquakes globally. As they pass through regions, they increase high active tectonic tractions, thus increasing seismic activity in their wake. This means that they intensify the stresses and pressures along tectonic plate boundaries or fault lines, which are already areas of high tectonic activity. As a result, the increased stresses potentially lead to the occurrence of earthquakes in these regions.

There have been no reports of damage, injuries, or casualties as a result of the earthquake so far and no particular alert was issued.


* The exact information about the magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the earthquake might be revised within the next few hours as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other data providers issue their reports.

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