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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Northern Sumatra, Indonesia on Sunday, 13 September 2020

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Northern Sumatra, Indonesia on Sunday, 13 September 2020
13 Sep 18:36 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 7 minutes.
13 Sep 18:40: Now using data updates from BMKG
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18 Sep 03:10: Now using data updates from BMKG
Date & time: Sunday, 13 September 2020 18:28 UTC
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 125.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.22°N / 96.68°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Geureudong (67 km / 42 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
62 km (39 mi) E of Meulaboh (pop: 35,100)
109 km (68 mi) S of Bireun (pop: 25,800)
119 km (74 mi) SW of Lhokseumawe (pop: 89,000)
119 km (74 mi) SE of Reuleuet (pop: 40,400)
146 km (90 mi) W of Langsa (pop: 54,500)
1619 km (1006 mi) NW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: BMKG
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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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.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 13 Sep 18:28 UTCM 5.0 / 125 kmNorthern Sumatra, IndonesiaBMKG
Sun, 13 Sep 18:28 UTCM 5.0 / 131 kmNorthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGFZ
Sun, 13 Sep 18:28 UTCM 5.0 / 120 kmNorthern Sumatra, IndonesiaEMSC
Sun, 13 Sep 18:28 UTCM 5.0 / 131.3 km64 Km E of Meulaboh, IndonesiaUSGS
Sun, 13 Sep 18:28 UTCM 5.1 / 131.4 kmNorthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGeoAu
Sun, 13 Sep 18:28 UTCM 5.0 / 125 kmNorthern Sumatra, IndonesiaBMKG

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Kuantan, Malysia / not felt / 2-5 s : I woke up in the middle of the night and just remember feeling a little giddy. Not sure if related to the quake

Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake: Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, 13 Sep 2020 18h28

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Northern Sumatra, Indonesia on Sunday, 13 September 2020

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