Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 49 km southwest of Pulau Aurgadang Island, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 4 August 2020 at 23:51 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - Indian Ocean, 49 km southwest of Pulau Aurgadang Island, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 4 August 2020 at 23:51 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 53 km depth

5 Aug 00:01 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
Aug 5 00:30: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.3.
Aug 5 07:08: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 53.0 km.
Date & time: 4 Aug 2020 23:51:11 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 53.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.73°S / 100.21°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Talang (136 km / 85 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
88 km (55 mi) S of Padang (pop: 840,400) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (71 mi) SSW of Solok (pop: 48,400) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) S of Pariaman (pop: 92,200) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (85 mi) WNW of Sungai Penuh (pop: 95,900) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) SW of Sijunjung (pop: 27,800) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) S of Bukittinggi (pop: 98,700) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) SSW of Payakumbuh (pop: 121,600) --> See nearby quakes!
285 km (177 mi) SSW of Pekanbaru (pop: 704,000) --> See nearby quakes!
532 km (330 mi) SW of Batam (pop: 1,164,400) --> See nearby quakes!
889 km (552 mi) WNW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) SW of Pulau Aurgadang Island --> See nearby quakes!
277 km (172 mi) SW of Sumatra Island (pop: 50,365,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.253 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGFZ
M 5.133 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaEMSC
M 5.153 km92 km S of Padang, IndonesiaUSGS
M 5.041 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaBMKG

User reports for this quake (9)

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Rimba Ecolodge near Sungai Pisang village (68 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
524 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Serammm (reported through our app)
Batu Caves / not felt : Did not felt anything here. Only some news there felt a bit rumble.
Lubukbergalung (Indonesia, 111 km N of epicenter) : Felt in west sumatra (reported through EMSC)
(Indonesia, 111 km N of epicenter) : Kencang dan cepat (reported through EMSC)
Padang (Indonesia, 110 km N of epicenter) : Terasa keras getarannya (reported through EMSC)
Solok (Indonesia, 139 km NE of epicenter) : Terasa dikit (reported through EMSC)
Lubukbergalung (Indonesia, 111 km N of epicenter) : Quite a long shake (reported through EMSC)
Padang (Indonesia, 110 km N of epicenter) : Felt a rumble that lasted a few seconds (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake Indian Ocean, 49 km southwest of Pulau Aurgadang Island, Indonesia, 4 August 2020 23:51 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 03 Sep 2020 12:31 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 20 Aug 2020 19:47 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 09 Aug 2020 09:06 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 49 km southwest of Pulau Aurgadang Island, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 4 August 2020 at 23:51 (GMT)
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