Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - 268 km south of Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia, on 19 Oct 2:31 pm (GMT +7) -

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake  - 268 km south of Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia, on 19 Oct 2:31 pm (GMT +7)

Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 13 km depth

19 Oct 07:38 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
19 Oct 07:40: Now using data updates from BMKG
19 Oct 07:45: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.6. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 13.0 km (from 6.2 to 8.1 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4 km (2.5 mi) towards SSW.
Date & time: 19 Oct 2020 07:31:31 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 19 Oct 2:31 pm (GMT +7)
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 13.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.36°S / 100.29°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Hutapanjang (181 km / 112 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
190 km (118 mi) SW of Sungai Penuh (pop: 95,900)
225 km (140 mi) WNW of Bengkulu (pop: 309,700)
248 km (154 mi) W of Curup (pop: 46,200)
268 km (167 mi) S of Padang (pop: 840,400)
286 km (177 mi) W of Lubuklinggau (pop: 148,200)
288 km (179 mi) S of Solok (pop: 48,400)
793 km (493 mi) WNW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
793 km (493 mi) SSE of Medan (pop: 1,751,000)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 27.4°C (81 F), humidity: 77%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from SE
Primary data source: BMKG
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.613 km- 191 km SW of Sungai Penuh, IndonesiaBMKG
M 5.910 kmKep. Mentawai Region, IndonesiaEMSC
M 5.729 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGFZ
M 5.726 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGeoAu
M 6.120 kmSouthern Sumatera, Indonesia [Sea: Indonesia]INGV
M 5.610 km191 Km SW of Sungai Penuh, IndonesiaUSGS

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
819.4 km N of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks of the 5.6 quake 268 km south of Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia, 19 Oct 2:31 pm (GMT +7)

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (10 quakes):
  • 27 Oct 2020 08:56 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    18 km (11.2 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 22 Oct 2020 05:21 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 21 Oct 2020 15:17 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 21 Oct 2020 14:35 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 20 Oct 2020 20:25 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    38 km (23.6 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 20 Oct 2020 01:52 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 20 Oct 2020 00:41 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 19 Oct 2020 09:42 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 19 Oct 2020 08:14 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 19 Oct 2020 07:47 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    17 km (10.6 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - 268 km south of Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia, on 19 Oct 2:31 pm (GMT +7)

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