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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia on Tuesday, 18 August 2020 - information

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia on Tuesday, 18 August 2020

This quake was likely a foreshock of the 6.6 quake: Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, 18 Aug 2020 22h29, which followed after 5 minutes.
Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake  - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia on Tuesday, 18 August 2020
18 Aug 22:30 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Aug 18 22:31: Magnitude recalculated from 6.6 to 6.7.
Aug 18 22:36: Magnitude recalculated from 6.7 to 6.6.
Aug 18 22:47: Magnitude recalculated from 6.6 to 6.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 39.0 km.
Date & time: Tuesday, 18 August 2020 22:24 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 39.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.18°S / 101.31°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Kaba (206 km / 128 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
114 km (71 mi) SW of Bengkulu (pop: 309,700)
156 km (97 mi) SW of Curup (pop: 46,200)
198 km (123 mi) SW of Lubuklinggau (pop: 148,200)
654 km (406 mi) NW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 18 Aug 22:24 UTCM 6.5 / 39 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGFZ
Tue, 18 Aug 22:23 UTCM 6.8 / 10 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaEMSC
Tue, 18 Aug 22:24 UTCM 6.6 / 37.8 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGeoAu
Tue, 18 Aug 22:23 UTCM 6.7 / 112 kmSouthwest of Sumatra, IndonesiaBMKG
Tue, 18 Aug 22:23 UTCM 6.8 / 19.5 kmSouthern Sumatera, Indonesia [Sea: Indonesia]INGV
Tue, 18 Aug 22:23 UTCM 6.8 / 22 km139 km WSW of Bengkulu, IndonesiaUSGS
Sun, 9 Sep 01:46 UTCM 6.7 / 39 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGFZ

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Singapore (673 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Felt tremors on the upper floors of an apartment in Singapore, hanging objects were swinging | 2 users found this interesting.
236.7 km N of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Singapore (677.6 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
2040.2 km NE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
157.9 km E of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
singapore (673.1 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Rejang lebong, bengkulu (156.5 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Padang (379.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
125.9 km E of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
singapore / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Just some light shaking, though it was strong enough to move the doors and window panes back and forth ever so slightly. | One user found this interesting.
Singapore / not felt : Ceiling lamps started swaying. A pot on a ledge fell over. | One user found this interesting.
Marina del Rey, CA 90292 / not felt : Felt through ESP. thanks
singapore / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Singapore / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Singapore / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Singapore / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
(Indonesia, 381 km NW of epicenter) : Terasa mengayun, tidak ada kerusakan di sekitar rumah (reported through EMSC)

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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia on Tuesday, 18 August 2020

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