Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 116 km southwest of Padangsidempuan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, on Sunday, 26 July 2020 at 22:01 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 116 km southwest of Padangsidempuan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, on Sunday, 26 July 2020 at 22:01 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 62 km depth

26 Jul 22:13 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 12 minutes.
Jul 27 08:52: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 64.0 to 62.0 km.
Date & time: 26 Jul 2020 22:01:24 UTC -
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 62.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.56°N / 98.63°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Sorikmarapi (100 km / 62 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
116 km (72 mi) SW of Padangsidempuan (pop: 100,600) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) S of Sibolga (pop: 79,700) --> See nearby quakes!
211 km (131 mi) NW of Pariaman (pop: 92,200) --> See nearby quakes!
216 km (134 mi) WNW of Bukittinggi (pop: 98,700) --> See nearby quakes!
217 km (135 mi) SW of Rantauprapat (pop: 103,000) --> See nearby quakes!
239 km (148 mi) WNW of Payakumbuh (pop: 121,600) --> See nearby quakes!
255 km (158 mi) NW of Padang (pop: 840,400) --> See nearby quakes!
271 km (169 mi) S of Pematangsiantar (pop: 209,600) --> See nearby quakes!
336 km (209 mi) S of Medan (pop: 1,751,000) --> See nearby quakes!
445 km (276 mi) SW of Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) (pop: 1,454,000) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) ESE of Nias Island (pop: 756,300) --> 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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5.062 kmNorthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGFZ
5.060 kmNias Region, IndonesiaEMSC
5.055 kmNorthern Sumatra, IndonesiaBMKG
4.956 km121 km SW of Padangsidempuan, IndonesiaUSGS

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 30 Aug 2020 01:54 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 29 Aug 2020 20:13 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    38 km (23 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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