Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 34 km north of Pulau Labu Island, Indonesia, on Monday, 11 March 2019 at 16:34 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 34 km north of Pulau Labu Island, Indonesia, on Monday, 11 March 2019 at 16:34 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 88 km depth

11 Mar 16:42 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Mar 11 16:44: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.6.
Mar 11 16:55: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 88.0 km.
Date & time: 11 Mar 2019 16:34:30 UTC
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 88.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.16°N / 98.88°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Lubukraya (63 km / 39 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
50 km (31 mi) WSW of Padangsidempuan (pop: 100,600) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (41 mi) S of Sibolga (pop: 79,700) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) SW of Bandar (Kabupaten Labuhan Batu) (pop: 31,400) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) SW of Rantauprapat (pop: 103,000) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) S of Pematangsiantar (pop: 209,600) --> See nearby quakes!
219 km (136 mi) SSW of Kisaran (pop: 129,900) --> See nearby quakes!
271 km (168 mi) S of Medan (pop: 1,751,000) --> See nearby quakes!
286 km (178 mi) NW of Padang (pop: 840,400) --> See nearby quakes!
294 km (183 mi) WNW of Pekanbaru (pop: 704,000) --> See nearby quakes!
382 km (237 mi) SW of Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) (pop: 1,454,000) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) E of Nias Island (pop: 756,300) --> See nearby quakes!
370 km (230 mi) WNW 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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5.388 kmNorthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGFZ
5.495 kmNorthern Sumatra, IndonesiaEMSC
5.577 kmNorthern Sumatra, IndonesiaBMKG
5.489 kmNorthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGeoAu
5.474 km58km WSW of Padangsidempuan, IndonesiaUSGS
5.380 km印尼苏门答腊岛北部 (Indonesia)CEIC

User reports for this quake (4)

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Banyak (222.8 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
pariaman (241.4 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
buddha / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
(Indonesia, 104 km NW of epicenter) : Gempa tidak merusak bangunan dan hanya sebentar. (reported through EMSC)  
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More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 30 Apr 2019 04:27 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    65 km (40.4 mi) depth
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 19 Mar 2019 02:39 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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