Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 139 km southwest of Padangsidempuan, Kota Padang Sidempuan, Sumatera Utara, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 25 Nov 2020 5:11 pm (GMT +7) -

Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 139 km southwest of Padangsidempuan, Kota Padang Sidempuan, Sumatera Utara, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 25 Nov 2020 5:11 pm (GMT +7)

Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 10 km depth

25 Nov 10:20 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 9 minutes.
Date & time: 25 Nov 2020 10:11:01 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 25 Nov 2020 5:11 pm (GMT +7)
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.6°N / 98.29°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Sorikmarapi (139 km / 86 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
138 km (86 mi) SSW of Sibolga (pop: 79,700) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (87 mi) SW of Padangsidempuan (pop: 100,600) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) SSE of Singkil (pop: 46,800) --> See nearby quakes!
239 km (149 mi) SW of Rantauprapat (pop: 103,000) --> See nearby quakes!
245 km (152 mi) WNW of Pariaman (pop: 92,200) --> See nearby quakes!
253 km (157 mi) WNW of Bukittinggi (pop: 98,700) --> See nearby quakes!
276 km (171 mi) WNW of Payakumbuh (pop: 121,600) --> See nearby quakes!
287 km (178 mi) NW of Padang (pop: 840,400) --> See nearby quakes!
334 km (208 mi) S of Medan (pop: 1,751,000) --> See nearby quakes!
472 km (293 mi) SW of Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) (pop: 1,454,000) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) SE of Nias Island (pop: 756,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 28.6°C (84 F), humidity: 65%, wind: 1 m/s (3 kts) from NNW
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 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
4.910 km- 150 km SW of Padangsidempuan, IndonesiaBMKG
4.413 km150 Km SW of Padangsidempuan, IndonesiaUSGS
4.413 kmNIAS REGION, INDONESIAEMSC

User reports for this quake (1)

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Telo (89 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
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