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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia on Monday, 16 December 2019

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia on Monday, 16 December 2019
16 Dec 14:56 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Dec 16 15:00: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.5.
Dec 16 15:08: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 45.0 km.
Dec 16 15:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.5.
Date & time: Monday, 16 December 2019 14:49 UTC
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 45.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.93°S / 101.07°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Kunyit (101 km / 63 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
104 km (64 mi) SW of Sungai Penuh (pop: 95,900)
164 km (102 mi) NW of Bengkulu (pop: 309,700)
172 km (107 mi) NW of Curup (pop: 46,200)
737 km (458 mi) NW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Mon, 16 Dec 14:49 UTCM 5.5 / 45 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGFZ
Mon, 16 Dec 14:49 UTCM 5.6 / 30 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaEMSC
Mon, 16 Dec 14:49 UTCM 5.6 / 65.8 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGeoAu
Mon, 16 Dec 14:49 UTCM 5.6 / 57 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaBMKG
2019-12-16 21:49:16 +07:00 (16 Dec 14:49:16 UTC)M 5.6 / 47 km108km SSW of Sungaipenuh, IndonesiaUSGS

User reports for this quake (18)

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Jakarta (750.9 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
573.6 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Very weak shaking.
Singapore / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
233.6 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
172.5 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Lampu bergoyang dan kain jendela bergoyang (reported through our app)
112.1 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
103.2 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
237.4 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Padang Panjang Barat (Indonesia, 284 km NW of epicenter) : Lumayan mengejutkan... (reported through EMSC)
(Indonesia, 252 km NW of epicenter) : Berayun (reported through EMSC)
Koto Tangah (Indonesia, 244 km NW of epicenter) : Terasa (reported through EMSC)
Padang Barat (Indonesia, 235 km NW of epicenter) : Jika tenang terasa. (reported through EMSC)
Padang Barat (Indonesia, 235 km NW of epicenter) : Felt it (reported through EMSC)
(Indonesia, 234 km NW of epicenter) : woke up from sleep. felt like vibration (reported through EMSC)
(Indonesia, 234 km NW of epicenter) : Menurut BMKG indonesia pusatnya dekat daerah muko muko..bukan mentawai (reported through EMSC)
(Indonesia, 234 km NW of epicenter) : Gampooo (reported through EMSC)
(Indonesia, 166 km SE of epicenter) : Woww woowwwww terasa lumayan greatt phuckin' (reported through EMSC)
(Indonesia, 103 km NE of epicenter) : Terasa keras walau tidak lama (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 5.5 quake: Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, 16 Dec 2019 14:49

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 02 Feb 2020 14:21 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    46 km (28.6 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (2 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 01 Feb 2020 09:09 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    68 km (42.3 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 27 Dec 2019 18:54 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    50 km (31.1 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 17 Dec 2019 15:52 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia on Monday, 16 December 2019
 

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