Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 266 km south of Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia, on 19 Oct 5:48 am (GMT +7) -

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 5.4 quake 254 km south of Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia, 15 Oct 4:41 pm (GMT +7), which had occurred 4 days earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - 266 km south of Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia, on 19 Oct 5:48 am (GMT +7)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 21 km depth

18 Oct 22:58 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
18 Oct 23:00: Now using data updates from BMKG
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18 Oct 23:55: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.0.
Date & time: 18 Oct 2020 10:48:52 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 19 Oct 5:48 am (GMT +7)
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 21.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.34°S / 100.26°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Hutapanjang (188 km / 117 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
190 km (118 mi) SW of Sungai Penuh (pop: 95,900)
228 km (142 mi) WNW of Bengkulu (pop: 309,700)
251 km (156 mi) W of Curup (pop: 46,200)
266 km (165 mi) S of Padang (pop: 840,400)
286 km (178 mi) S of Solok (pop: 48,400)
289 km (180 mi) W of Lubuklinggau (pop: 148,200)
790 km (491 mi) SSE of Medan (pop: 1,751,000)
797 km (495 mi) WNW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 27.6°C (82 F), humidity: 75%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from ESE
Primary data source: BMKG
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 5.021 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaBMKG
M 5.110 kmKep. Mentawai Region, IndonesiaEMSC
M 5.110 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGeoAu
M 5.110 km194 Km SW of Sungai Penuh, IndonesiaUSGS

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