Moderate tremor of magnitude 4.3 just reported 6 km northeast of Singkil, Indonesia
Sun, 4 Apr 2021, 00:5500:55 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 occurred in the morning on Sunday 4 April 2021 at 7:35 am local time near Singkil, Aceh, Indonesia, as reported by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).
4.3 quake 4 Apr 7:35 am (GMT +7)
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 12 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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 was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Singkil (pop. 46,800) located 6 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
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Date & time: 4 Apr 2021 7:35 am (GMT +7) local time (4 Apr 2021 00:35 GMT)
Depth: 12.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.31°N / 97.84°E (Sumatera Utara, Indonesia)
Primary data source: BMKG
Sun, 4 Apr 2021, 00:24