Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - on Wednesday, 10 February 2021 at 12:52 (GMT) - information

Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 228 km south of Bengkulu, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 10 Feb 2021 7:52 pm (GMT +7)

- Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 228 km south of Bengkulu, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 10 Feb 2021 7:52 pm (GMT +7)

Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 36 km depth

10 Feb 12:59 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
10 Feb 13:00: Now using data updates from BMKG
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11 Feb 03:20: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 26.0 to 36.0 km (from 16.2 to 22 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.5 km (1.5 mi) towards SSE.
Update Wed, 10 Feb 2021, 13:21
Moderate yet deep magnitude 5.8 quake hits 3 km west of Pagar Alam, Indonesia early evening
5.8 quake 10 Feb 7:52 pm (GMT +7)
5.8 quake 10 Feb 7:52 pm (GMT +7)
An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 occurred only 28 minutes ago 3 km west of Pagar Alam, Indonesia, Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency reported.
The quake hit at an intermediate to considerable depth of 285 km beneath the epicenter near Pagar Alam, Lahat Regency, Sumatera Selatan, Indonesia, early evening on Wednesday 10 February 2021 at 7:52 pm 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) which listed the quake at magnitude 6.3. Other agencies reporting the same quake include Geoscience Australia (GeoAu) at magnitude 6.2, the United States Geological Survey at magnitude 6.2, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 6.2, and the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) at magnitude 6.2.
Generally quakes of this magnitude are recorded by more than one agency and the results can vary, with subsequent reports that come in after the first one often showing more accuracy.
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 Pagar Alam (pop. 70,400) located 3 km from the epicenter, Lahat (pop. 65,900) 44 km away, Tanjungagung (pop. 53,100) 66 km away, Lubuklinggau (pop. 148,200) 90 km away, Curup (pop. 46,200) 99 km away, Baturaja (pop. 134,800) 106 km away, Bengkulu (pop. 309,700) 109 km away, and Prabumulih (pop. 103,500) 130 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 10 Feb 2021 12:52:29 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 10 Feb 2021 7:52 pm (GMT +7)
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 36.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.73°S / 101.58°E (Indian Ocean, Sumatera Selatan, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Patah (241 km / 150 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
228 km (141 mi) SSW of Bengkulu (pop: 309,700) --> See nearby quakes!
265 km (165 mi) SW of Pagar Alam (South Sumatra) (pop: 70,400) --> See nearby quakes!
272 km (169 mi) SSW of Curup (Bengkulu) (pop: 46,200) --> See nearby quakes!
306 km (190 mi) SSW of Lubuklinggau (South Sumatra) (pop: 148,200) --> See nearby quakes!
307 km (191 mi) SW of Lahat (South Sumatra) (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
317 km (197 mi) SW of Tanjungagung (South Sumatra) (pop: 53,100) --> See nearby quakes!
337 km (210 mi) WSW of Baturaja (South Sumatra) (pop: 134,800) --> See nearby quakes!
389 km (242 mi) SW of Prabumulih (South Sumatra) (pop: 103,500) --> See nearby quakes!
470 km (292 mi) SW of Palembang (South Sumatra) (pop: 1,441,500) --> See nearby quakes!
585 km (363 mi) W of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 28.3°C (83 F), humidity: 72%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from SSW
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.336 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaBMKG
M 6.212 kmSouthwest of Sumatra, IndonesiaGFZ
M 6.210 kmSOUTHWEST OF SUMATRA, INDONESIAEMSC
M 6.210 km216 Km SSW of Bengkulu, IndonesiaUSGS
M 6.312 kmSouthwest of Sumatra, IndonesiaGeoAu
M 6.310.2 kmSouthwest of Sumatera, Indonesia [Sea: Indonesia]INGV

User reports for this quake (11)

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Rancasawo, Bandung (686.9 km E of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Earthquake not felt | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)
Grobogan (1042.3 km E of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
992.2 km N of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Nilai (951.2 km N of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
933.8 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
972.3 km N of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
2074.6 km NE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Surakarta (1037.7 km E of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
523.1 km E of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
1576.1 km E of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
2114.3 km NE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (12 quakes):
  • 22 Feb 2021 23:33 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    71 km (44 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 21 Feb 2021 20:59 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 17 Feb 2021 09:48 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    17 km (10.6 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (13 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 15 Feb 2021 22:58 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    84 km (52 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 13 Feb 2021 03:03 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    125 km (77.7 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 12 Feb 2021 00:48 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 11 Feb 2021 15:09 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (15 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 11 Feb 2021 04:40 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 10 Feb 2021 13:17 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    73 km (45.4 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 10 Feb 2021 13:17 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    77 km (48 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 10 Feb 2021 13:10 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (23 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 10 Feb 2021 13:06 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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