Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 28 km east of Pulau Pittojat Island, West Sumatra, Indonesia, on Thursday, 28 February 2019 at 14:18 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Indian Ocean, 28 km east of Pulau Pittojat Island, West Sumatra, Indonesia, on Thursday, 28 February 2019 at 14:18 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

28 Feb 14:28 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
Feb 28 14:32: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 5.0.
Date & time: 28 Feb 2019 14:18:50 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.18°S / 99.77°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Talang (168 km / 104 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
152 km (94 mi) SSW of Padang (pop: 840,400) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (111 mi) SSW of Pariaman (pop: 92,200) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (112 mi) W of Sungai Penuh (pop: 95,900) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) SSW of Solok (pop: 48,400) --> See nearby quakes!
212 km (132 mi) SW of Sijunjung (pop: 27,800) --> See nearby quakes!
219 km (136 mi) SSW of Bukittinggi (pop: 98,700) --> See nearby quakes!
239 km (148 mi) SSW of Payakumbuh (pop: 121,600) --> See nearby quakes!
331 km (205 mi) WNW of Bengkulu (pop: 309,700) --> See nearby quakes!
353 km (219 mi) SSW of Pekanbaru (pop: 704,000) --> See nearby quakes!
904 km (562 mi) WNW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.010 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGFZ
M 5.332 kmKEP. MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIAEMSC
M 4.830 km93km ESE of Muara Siberut, IndonesiaUSGS
M 5.142 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGeoAu

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Padang, sumatra, fith floor building / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Koto Tangah (Indonesia, 142 km N of epicenter) : Babuai (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake Indian Ocean, 28 km east of Pulau Pittojat Island, West Sumatra, Indonesia, 28 February 2019 14:18 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (0 quakes):
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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 28 km east of Pulau Pittojat Island, West Sumatra, Indonesia, on Thursday, 28 February 2019 at 14:18 (GMT)
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