Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 55 km northeast of Pulau Pittojat Island, West Sumatra, Indonesia, on Friday, 20 July 2018 at 19:58 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - Indian Ocean, 55 km northeast of Pulau Pittojat Island, West Sumatra, Indonesia, on Friday, 20 July 2018 at 19:58 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 29 km depth

20 Jul 20:02 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Jul 20 20:04: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.1.
Jul 20 20:20: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 41.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 41.0 to 29.0 km.
Date & time: 20 Jul 2018 19:58:09 UTC
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 29.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.73°S / 99.81°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Talang (137 km / 85 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
106 km (66 mi) SW of Padang (pop: 840,400) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (80 mi) SSW of Pariaman (pop: 92,200) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) SW of Solok (pop: 48,400) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (106 mi) SSW of Bukittinggi (pop: 98,700) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (108 mi) SW of Sijunjung (pop: 27,800) --> See nearby quakes!
179 km (112 mi) W of Sungai Penuh (pop: 95,900) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) SSW of Payakumbuh (pop: 121,600) --> See nearby quakes!
309 km (192 mi) SW of Pekanbaru (pop: 704,000) --> See nearby quakes!
351 km (218 mi) S of Padangsidempuan (pop: 100,600) --> See nearby quakes!
926 km (576 mi) WNW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) NE of Pulau Pittojat Island --> See nearby quakes!
310 km (193 mi) SW of Sumatra Island (pop: 50,365,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.329 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGFZ
M 5.240 km KEP. MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIAEMSC
M 5.216 km- 71km E of Muara Siberut, IndonesiaUSGS
M 5.234 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGeoAu

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Padang (Indonesia, 99 km NE of epicenter) : The shake was around 10 to 15 seconds. (reported through EMSC)
(Indonesia, 117 km N of epicenter) : Membangunkan sy yg tertidur. (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.3 quake Indian Ocean, 55 km northeast of Pulau Pittojat Island, West Sumatra, Indonesia, 20 July 2018 19:58 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 05 Aug 2018 11:14 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    13 km (8.1 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 26 Jul 2018 10:34 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 55 km northeast of Pulau Pittojat Island, West Sumatra, Indonesia, on Friday, 20 July 2018 at 19:58 (GMT)
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