Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 132 km south of Bengkulu, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 18 Nov 2020 6:37 pm (GMT +7) -

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 132 km south of Bengkulu, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 18 Nov 2020 6:37 pm (GMT +7)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 64 km depth

18 Nov 12:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 22 minutes.
18 Nov 16:25: Now using data updates from BMKG
18 Nov 16:30: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 47.0 to 64.0 km (from 29 to 40 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4 km (2.5 mi) towards NE.
Update Wed, 18 Nov 2020, 12:03
Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake 122 km southeast of Bengkulu, Indonesia
4.7 quake 91 Km SSW of Pagar Alam, Indonesia, 18 Nov 6.37 pm (GMT +7)
4.7 quake 91 Km SSW of Pagar Alam, Indonesia, 18 Nov 6.37 pm (GMT +7)
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported a magnitude 4.7 quake in Indonesia near the town of Pagar Alam only 25 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early evening on Wednesday 18 November 2020 at 6.37 pm local time at an intermediate depth of 82.5 km. 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.7 earthquake as well.
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 Pagar Alam (pop. 70,400) located 92 km from the epicenter.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Bengkulu (pop. 309,700) located 122 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 18 Nov 2020 11:37:53 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 18 Nov 2020 6:37 pm (GMT +7)
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 64.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.93°S / 102.63°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Patah (73 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
122 km (76 mi) SW of Pagar Alam (pop: 70,400) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) SSE of Benkulu (pop: 309,700) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) SW of Lahat (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) S of Curup (pop: 46,200) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) SW of Tanjungagung (pop: 53,100) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (114 mi) S of Lubuklinggau (pop: 148,200) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) WSW of Baturaja (pop: 134,800) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (184 mi) W of Bandar Lampung (pop: 800,300) --> See nearby quakes!
324 km (202 mi) SW of Palembang (pop: 1,441,500) --> See nearby quakes!
488 km (303 mi) WNW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
478 km (297 mi) SW of Bangka Island (pop: 960,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
5.164 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaBMKG
4.780 kmSOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIAEMSC
4.879 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGFZ
4.783 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaUSGS

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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 28 Nov 2020 16:12 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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