Moderate 4.4 quake hits near Meulaboh, Kabupaten Aceh Barat, Aceh, Indonesia
Wed, 21 Jul 2021, 09:2509:25 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A shallow magnitude 4.4 earthquake was reported in the afternoon near Meulaboh, Kabupaten Aceh Barat, Aceh, Indonesia.
4.4 quake 21 Jul 4:10 pm (GMT +7)
According to Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency, the quake hit on Wednesday 21 July 2021 at 4:10 pm local time 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.4 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Meulaboh (pop. 35,100) located 56 km from the epicenter, Reuleuet (pop. 40,400) 72 km away, Bireun (pop. 25,800) 78 km away, Sigli (pop. 17,500) 101 km away, and Lhokseumawe (pop. 89,000) 108 km away.
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Date & time: 21 Jul 4:10 pm (GMT +7) local time (21 Jul 2021 09:10 GMT)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.58°N / 96.38°E (Aceh, Indonesia)
Primary data source: BMKG
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