Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 186 km west of Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia, on 2018-12-12 00:20:15 +07:00

Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 186 km west of Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia, on 2018-12-12 00:20:15 +07:00

Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 28 km depth

11 Dec 17:35 UTC: First to report: USGS after 15 minutes.
Date & time: 11 Dec 2018 17:20:15 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2018-12-12 00:20:15 +07:00
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 28.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.513°S / 98.7757°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tandikat (210 km / 130 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
180 km (112 mi) SW of Pariaman (pop: 92,200) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (116 mi) WSW of Padang (pop: 840,400) --> See nearby quakes!
222 km (138 mi) SW of Bukittinggi (pop: 98,700) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) WSW of Solok (pop: 48,400) --> See nearby quakes!
252 km (157 mi) SW of Payakumbuh (pop: 121,600) --> See nearby quakes!
261 km (162 mi) WSW of Sijunjung (pop: 27,800) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (185 mi) W of Sungai Penuh (pop: 95,900) --> See nearby quakes!
326 km (203 mi) S of Padangsidempuan (pop: 100,600) --> See nearby quakes!
373 km (232 mi) SW of Pekanbaru (pop: 704,000) --> See nearby quakes!
464 km (288 mi) WNW of Benkulu (pop: 309,700) --> See nearby quakes!
320 km (199 mi) SSE of Nias Island (pop: 756,300) --> See nearby quakes!
396 km (246 mi) WSW of Sumatra Island (pop: 50,365,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
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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5.328 km- 49km W of Muara Siberut, IndonesiaUSGS
5.225 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGeoAu

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