Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 111 km south of Pagar Alam, Indonesia, on Sunday, 29 Nov 2020 9:48 pm (GMT +7) -

Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 111 km south of Pagar Alam, Indonesia, on Sunday, 29 Nov 2020 9:48 pm (GMT +7)

Strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

29 Nov 14:58 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
29 Nov 15:10: Now using data updates from BMKG
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2 Dec 17:15: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.4. Epicenter location corrected by 12 km (7.3 mi) towards NE.
Update Sun, 29 Nov 2020, 15:09
Light 4.9 quake hits near Pagar Alam, Indonesia
4.9 quake 29 Nov 9:48 pm (GMT +7)
4.9 quake 29 Nov 9:48 pm (GMT +7)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.9 occurred in the evening on Sunday 29 November 2020 at 9.48 pm local time near Pagar Alam, Indonesia, as reported by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a moderately shallow depth of 60 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.
Our monitoring service at VolcanoDiscovery identified a second report from Geoscience Australia (GeoAu) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.2. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 5.1.
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 122 km from the epicenter.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 29 Nov 2020 14:48:28 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, 29 Nov 2020 9:48 pm (GMT +7)
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.97°S / 102.93°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Patah (98 km / 61 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
111 km (69 mi) SSW of Pagar Alam (pop: 70,400) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) SSW of Lahat (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) SSE of Benkulu (pop: 309,700) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) SW of Tanjungagung (pop: 53,100) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) SW of Baturaja (pop: 134,800) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) S of Lubuklinggau (pop: 148,200) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) SW of Prabumulih (pop: 103,500) --> See nearby quakes!
263 km (164 mi) W of Bandar Lampung (pop: 800,300) --> See nearby quakes!
455 km (283 mi) WNW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
471 km (293 mi) WNW of Bekasi (pop: 1,520,100) --> See nearby quakes!
456 km (283 mi) SW of Bangka Island (pop: 960,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 28°C (82 F), humidity: 74%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from NNW
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 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.
5.410 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaBMKG
4.765 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGeoAu
5.255 km114 Km SSW of Pagar Alam, IndonesiaUSGS
4.960 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGFZ

User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
560.8 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / not felt
917.1 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 21 Jan 2021 12:17 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    22 km (13.7 mi) depth
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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