Mag. 4.0 earthquake - 80 km south of Padang, Indonesia, on Thursday, 20 August 2020 at 19:47 (GMT) -

Mag. 4.0 earthquake  - 80 km south of Padang, Indonesia, on Thursday, 20 August 2020 at 19:47 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 20 km depth

20 Aug 20:50 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 1 hour and 3 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 20.0 to 25.0 km.
Aug 20 21:05: Magnitude recalculated from 4.2 to 4.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 25.0 to 20.0 km.
Aug 20 21:15: Magnitude recalculated from 4.1 to 4.0.
Aug 21 02:05: Magnitude recalculated from 4.0 to 4.1.
Aug 23 21:15: Magnitude recalculated from 4.1 to 4.0.
Date & time: 20 Aug 2020 19:47:28 UTC -
Magnitude: 4
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.67°S / 100.38°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Talang (84 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
80 km (50 mi) S of Padang (pop: 840,400) --> See nearby quakes!
101 km (63 mi) SSW of Solok (pop: 48,400) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (75 mi) WNW of Sungai Penuh (pop: 95,900) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (75 mi) SSE of Pariaman (pop: 92,200) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) SSW of Sijunjung (pop: 27,800) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) S of Bukittinggi (pop: 98,700) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) S of Payakumbuh (pop: 121,600) --> See nearby quakes!
270 km (168 mi) SSW of Pekanbaru (pop: 704,000) --> See nearby quakes!
505 km (314 mi) WNW of Palembang (pop: 1,441,500) --> See nearby quakes!
877 km (545 mi) NW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (21 mi) SSW of Pulau Aurgadang Island --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) E of Siberut Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) More info
Show interactive Map
[smaller] [bigger]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! Other users would love to hear about it!
Also if you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable also to earthquake science and earthquake hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. You can use your device location or the map to indicate where you were during the earthquake. Thank you!

Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.020 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaBMKG
M 4.220 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaEMSC

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
133.8 km N of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Mag. 4.0 earthquake - 80 km south of Padang, Indonesia, on Thursday, 20 August 2020 at 19:47 (GMT)

Map of earlier quakes

Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Why is there advertising on this site?

Support us - Help us upgrade our server!

We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
Our server is reaching its limits and we need financing to increase capacity in order to deal with huge activity peaks when quakes occur. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every penny counts and every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features and in upgrading our software, please make a donation (PayPal or Online cc payment).

Planned features:
  • Weather reports
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Design upgrades
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive from 1900 onwards
  • Additional seismic data sources
  • Improved content in English
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you! With best regards from the VolcanoDiscovery team.
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.