A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the BMKG as M6.4 hit near the coast of southern Sumatra at 03:08 UTC (10:08 WIB) on August 13, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 58 km (36 miles). USGS is reporting M6.4 at a depth
of 35.9 km (36 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 51.7 km (32.1 miles) SSW of Ketahun (population

0), 73.9 km (45.9 miles) W of Bengkulu (population 309 712), 108.3 km (67.3 miles) WSW of Curup (population 46 245), and 150.6 km (93.6 miles) WSW of Lubuklinggau (population 148 243), Indonesia. There are 899 133 people living within 100 km (62 miles). “The earthquake was quite strong and shallow, it was felt all the way to Padang, West Sumatra,” Mochammad Riyadi, head of Indonesia’s meteorology and geophysics agency (BMKG) said. READ MORE