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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Saturday, 17 October 2020 at 00:36 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Saturday, 17 October 2020 at 00:36 (GMT)
17 Oct 00:45 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
17 Oct 00:47: Epicenter location corrected by 15 km (9.3 mi) towards NE.
17 Oct 07:48: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 29.0 km (from 6.2 to 18 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 20 km (12.4 mi) towards NE.
17 Oct 08:25: Now using data updates from BMKG
Date & time: 2020-10-17 12:36:02 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.29°S / 100.26°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Hutapanjang (175 km / 109 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
186 km (116 mi) SW of Sungai Penuh (pop: 95,900)
799 km (497 mi) NW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 28.2°C (83 F), humidity: 76%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from ESE
Primary data source: BMKG
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 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
2020-10-17 00:36:02 UTCM 5.2 / 10 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaBMKG
2020-10-17 00:36:04 UTCM 5.1 / 30 kmKep. Mentawai Region, IndonesiaEMSC
2020-10-17 00:36:04 UTCM 5.2 / 28.7 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGeoAu
2020-10-17 00:36:01 UTCM 5.1 / 10 km185 Km SW of Sungai Penuh, IndonesiaUSGS
2020-10-17 00:36:05 UTCM 5.1 / 29 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGFZ
2020-10-17 00:36:04 UTCM 5.2 / 28.7 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGeoAu

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, 2020-10-17 00:36 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (12 quakes):
  • 21 Oct 2020 15:17 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 21 Oct 2020 14:35 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 20 Oct 2020 20:25 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    38 km (23.6 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 20 Oct 2020 01:52 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 20 Oct 2020 00:41 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 19 Oct 2020 09:42 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 19 Oct 2020 08:14 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 19 Oct 2020 07:47 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    17 km (10.6 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 19 Oct 2020 07:31 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    13 km (8.1 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 18 Oct 2020 22:48 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    21 km (13 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (3 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 17 Oct 2020 20:21 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 17 Oct 2020 17:55 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    1 km (1 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Saturday, 17 October 2020 at 00:36 (GMT)

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