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
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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.
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)
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