Significant magnitude 5.2 quake hits 99 km southwest of Serang, Indonesia in the morning
Sun, 23 May 2021, 04:0704:07 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 occurred in the morning on Sunday 23 May 2021 at 10:50 am local time near Serang, Banten, Indonesia, as reported by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency.
5.2 quake 23 May 10:50 am (GMT +7)
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 10 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 5.2 earthquake as well. A third agency, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), reported the same quake at magnitude 5.1.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Labuan (pop. 33,600) located 53 km from the epicenter, Pandeglang (pop. 92,300) 83 km away, Rangkasbitung (pop. 126,900) 96 km away, Serang (pop. 164,800) 99 km away, Kresek (pop. 110,200) 119 km away, and Cikupa (pop. 174,000) 127 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.
If you felt it, report it through our site or app right now!
I felt this quake
Date & time: 23 May 2021 10:50 am (GMT +7) local time (23 May 2021 03:50 GMT)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.64°S / 105.43°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Primary data source: BMKG
Sun, 23 May 2021, 04:01
A magnitude 5.0 earthquake near Labuan, Kabupaten Pandeglang, Banten, Indonesia, was reported only 12 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 in the morning on Sunday 23 May 2021 at 10:48 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. ... Read all
Sun, 23 May 2021, 03:52
An intermediate magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported late at night near Matias Romero, Matías Romero Avendaño, Oaxaca, Mexico. ... Read all