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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia on Friday, 16 October 2020

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia on Friday, 16 October 2020
16 Oct 06:11 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 26 minutes.
16 Oct 23:45: Now using data updates from BMKG
16 Oct 23:55: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 64.0 to 62.0 km (from 40 to 39 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards S.
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Date & time: Friday, 16 October 2020 05:45 UTC
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 62.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.25°S / 101.76°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Patah (205 km / 127 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
171 km (106 mi) SW of Bengkulu (pop: 309,700)
573 km (356 mi) W of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 27.8°C (82 F), humidity: 79%, wind: 6 m/s (11 kts) from SE
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

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 16 Oct 05:45 UTCM 5.0 / 62 kmSouthwest of Sumatra, IndonesiaBMKG
Fri, 16 Oct 05:45 UTCM 4.5 / 27.2 km178 Km SSW of Bengkulu, IndonesiaUSGS
Fri, 16 Oct 05:45 UTCM 4.8 / 30 kmSouthwest of Sumatra, IndonesiaGFZ
16 Oct 12:45 pm (GMT +7) (16 Oct 05:45:40 UTC)M 4.5 / 27 kmSouthwest of Sumatra, IndonesiaEMSC

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California. USA. I felt the tremor like someone sl / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump : I felt a head ache then it. Happened a neighbor of mine in our apartment complex she felt her doors. Rattled for a second she was spooked up and our. Doggies growled

Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake: Southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia, 16 Oct 2020 05:45

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia on Friday, 16 October 2020

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