Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - 265 km south of Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia, on 19 Oct 2:47 pm (GMT +7) -

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - 265 km south of Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia, on 19 Oct 2:47 pm (GMT +7)

Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 17 km depth

19 Oct 07:54 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
19 Oct 07:55: Now using data updates from BMKG
19 Oct 08:00: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.5. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 12.0 to 24.0 km (from 7.5 to 14.9 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4.6 km (2.8 mi) towards WSW.
19 Oct 08:05: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 24.0 to 17.0 km (from 14.9 to 10.6 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards E.
Date & time: 19 Oct 2020 07:47:23 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 19 Oct 2:47 pm (GMT +7)
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 17.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.33°S / 100.36°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Hutapanjang (178 km / 111 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
182 km (113 mi) SW of Sungai Penuh (pop: 95,900)
218 km (135 mi) WNW of Bengkulu (pop: 309,700)
240 km (149 mi) W of Curup (pop: 46,200)
265 km (165 mi) S of Padang (pop: 840,400)
278 km (173 mi) W of Lubuklinggau (pop: 148,200)
283 km (176 mi) S of Solok (pop: 48,400)
787 km (489 mi) WNW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
792 km (492 mi) SSE of Medan (pop: 1,751,000)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 27.7°C (82 F), humidity: 77%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from SSE
Primary data source: BMKG
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) 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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.517 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaBMKG
M 5.510 kmKep. Mentawai Region, IndonesiaEMSC
M 5.529 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGFZ
M 5.510 km187 Km SW of Sungai Penuh, IndonesiaUSGS
M 5.530 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGeoAu

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905.6 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / not felt : Wayahe wayahe (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks of the 5.5 quake 265 km south of Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia, 19 Oct 2:47 pm (GMT +7)

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (8 quakes):
  • 22 Oct 2020 05:21 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 21 Oct 2020 15:17 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 21 Oct 2020 14:35 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 20 Oct 2020 20:25 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    38 km (23.6 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 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
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 19 Oct 2020 09:42 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 19 Oct 2020 08:14 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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