Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Southwest Indian Ridge on 10 Oct 7:40 am (GMT +4) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Southwest Indian Ridge on 10 Oct 7:40 am (GMT +4)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

10 Oct 03:57 UTC: First to report: USGS after 17 minutes.
Date & time: 10 Oct 2020 03:40:45 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 10 Oct 7:40 am (GMT +4)
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.252°S / 53.9102°E (international territory)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 14°C (57 F), humidity: 62%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from NNE
Primary data source: USGS
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

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 5.010 kmSouthwest Indian RidgeUSGS
M 5.010 kmSouthwest Indian RidgeEMSC
M 4.910 kmSouthwest Indian RidgeGFZ
M 4.910 kmSouth Indian OceanBMKG
M 5.010 kmSouth Indian OceanGeoAu

User reports for this quake (3)

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7520 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s : Earlier report with the same name from same device may be ignored for the technical reasons in the local area . Hitesh From Rohtak India
New Delhi , India (657.3 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
2193.6 km W of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : I was sitting and felt the ground shake
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