Moderate 4.8 quake hits near Sinabang, Kabupaten Simeulue, Aceh, Indonesia
Mon, 10 May 2021, 20:5820:58 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A magnitude 4.8 earthquake near Sinabang, Kabupaten Simeulue, Aceh, Indonesia, was reported only 13 minutes ago by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency, considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in Indonesia. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter early morning on Tuesday 11 May 2021 at 3:44 am local time. 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.
4.8 quake 11 May 3:44 am (GMT +7)
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.8 as well.
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 Sinabang (pop. 15,000) located 26 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
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Date & time: 11 May 3:44 am (GMT +7) local time (10 May 2021 20:44 GMT)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.42°N / 96.15°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Primary data source: BMKG
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