Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - 123 km southeast of Banda Aceh, Indonesia, on Saturday, 7 Nov 2020 8:32 am (GMT +7) -

Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - 123 km southeast of Banda Aceh, Indonesia, on Saturday, 7 Nov 2020 8:32 am (GMT +7)

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 33 km depth

7 Nov 01:41 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 9 minutes.
7 Nov 01:45: Now using data updates from BMKG
Update Sat, 7 Nov 2020, 01:42
Light 4.2 quake hits near Reuleuet, Indonesia
4.2 quake NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA, 7 Nov 8.32 am (GMT +7)
4.2 quake NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA, 7 Nov 8.32 am (GMT +7)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 occurred only 10 minutes ago 76 km southwest of Reuleuet, Indonesia, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.
The quake hit at a moderately shallow depth of 33 km beneath the epicenter in the morning on Saturday 7 November 2020 at 8.32 am local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter. Weak shaking might have been felt in Meulaboh (pop. 35,100) located 56 km from the epicenter.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Reuleuet (pop. 40,400) located 76 km from the epicenter, and Sigli (pop. 17,500) 85 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 7 Nov 2020 01:32:11 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 7 Nov 2020 8:32 am (GMT +7)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.62°N / 95.95°E (Aceh, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Peuet Sague (53 km / 33 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
56 km (35 mi) NNW of Meulaboh (Kabupaten Aceh Barat) (pop: 35,100) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) SSW of Reuleuet (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) S of Sigli (Kabupaten Pidie) (pop: 17,500) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (66 mi) SW of Bireun (Kabupaten Bireuen) (pop: 25,800) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (77 mi) SE of Banda Aceh (pop: 250,800) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (77 mi) SE of Banda Aceh (pop: 250,800) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (91 mi) WSW of Lhokseumawe (pop: 89,000) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) SSE of Sabang (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
323 km (201 mi) WNW of Medan (North Sumatra) (pop: 1,751,000) --> See nearby quakes!
342 km (212 mi) WNW of Percut (North Sumatra) (pop: 311,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 22.5°C (73 F), humidity: 95%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from ENE
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.233 kmNorthern Sumatra, IndonesiaBMKG
4.233 kmNORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIAEMSC

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