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Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Monday, 2 August 2021 at 22:48 (GMT) - information

Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 248 km west of Benkulu, Bengkulu, Indonesia, on Tuesday, Aug 3, 2021 at 5:48 am (GMT +7)

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Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 248 km west of Benkulu, Bengkulu, Indonesia, on Tuesday, Aug 3, 2021 at 5:48 am (GMT +7) Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 248 km west of Benkulu, Bengkulu, Indonesia, on Tuesday, Aug 3, 2021 at 5:48 am (GMT +7)

Strong magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 21 km depth

2 Aug 22:55 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
2 Aug 22:58: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 5.9. Epicenter location corrected by 11 km (6.9 mi) towards NE.
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2 Aug 23:35: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 36.0 to 21.0 km (from 22 to 13 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards E.

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 2, 2021 22:48:51 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Aug 3, 2021 at 5:48 am (GMT +7)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.9
Depth21.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude3.23°S / 100.11°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Antipode3.23°N / 79.89°W
Shaking intensityStrong shaking near epicenter
Felt2 reports
Primary data sourceBMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Nearest volcanoHutapanjang (196 km / 122 mi)
Nearby towns and cities193 km (120 mi) SW of Sungai Penuh (pop: 95,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
248 km (154 mi) WNW of Benkulu (pop: 309,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
255 km (159 mi) S of Padang (pop: 840,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
269 km (167 mi) W of Churup (pop: 46,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
277 km (172 mi) SSW of Solok (pop: 48,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
290 km (180 mi) S of Pariaman (pop: 92,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
306 km (190 mi) W of Lubuklinggau (pop: 148,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
326 km (203 mi) S of Bukittinggi (pop: 98,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
430 km (267 mi) WSW of Jambi City (pop: 420,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
817 km (508 mi) WNW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
416 km (259 mi) SSW of Sumatra Island (pop: 50,365,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 27.9°C (82 F), humidity: 76%, wind: 3 m/s (7 kts) from E
Estimated seismic energy released4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.921 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaBMKG
5.840 kmKEP. MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIAEMSC
5.910 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGFZ
5.710 kmIndonesia: Near PalembangRENASS
5.810 km184 Km SW of Sungai Penuh, IndonesiaUSGS
6.220 kmSouthern Sumatera, Indonesia [Land: Indonesia]INGV
5.929 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGeoAu

User reports for this quake (3)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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Auckland, New Zealand / not felt
Kerinci (197.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 20-30 s (reported through our app)
Curup (269.7 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s (reported through our app)

Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (7 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Sep 26, 2021 12:01
1 year 10 weeks ago
4.4

49 km
219 km S of Padang, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Sep 26, 2021 08:59
1 year 10 weeks ago
4.8

18 km
Indian Ocean, 217 km S of Padang, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Aug 17, 2021 10:27
1 year 15 weeks ago
4.2

11 km
Indian Ocean, 237 km W of Benkulu, Bengkulu, IndonesiaMore
Aug 4, 2021 18:34
1 year 17 weeks ago
4.1

10 km
Indian Ocean, 238 km W of Benkulu, Bengkulu, IndonesiaMore
Aug 3, 2021 01:57
1 year 17 weeks ago
4.1

20 km
Indian Ocean, 184 km SW of Sungai Penuh, Jambi, IndonesiaMore
Aug 2, 2021 23:20
1 year 18 weeks ago
3.6

10 km
Indian Ocean, 195 km SW of Sungai Penuh, Jambi, IndonesiaMore
Aug 2, 2021 23:00
1 year 18 weeks ago
5.3

10 km
Indian Ocean, 239 km W of Benkulu, Bengkulu, IndonesiaMore

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