Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 69 km northwest of Sinabang, Kabupaten Simeulue, Aceh, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 1 Dec 2020 12:14 am (GMT +7) -

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - Indian Ocean, 69 km northwest of Sinabang, Kabupaten Simeulue, Aceh, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 1 Dec 2020 12:14 am (GMT +7)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 20 km depth

30 Nov 17:25 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 11 minutes.
30 Nov 17:40: Now using data updates from BMKG
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3 Dec 18:05: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.1.
Update Mon, 30 Nov 2020, 17:27
Magnitude 4.8 earthquake strikes near Sinabang, Indonesia
4.8 quake Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, 1 Dec 12.14 am (GMT +7)
4.8 quake Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, 1 Dec 12.14 am (GMT +7)
A magnitude 4.8 earthquake near Sinabang was reported only 13 minutes ago by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter after midnight on Tuesday 1 December 2020 at 12.14 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.8 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 Sinabang (pop. 15,000) located 72 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 30 Nov 2020 17:14:12 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 1 Dec 2020 12:14 am (GMT +7)
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.01°N / 96.06°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Kembar (195 km / 121 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
69 km (43 mi) NNW of Sinabang (Kabupaten Simeulue) (pop: 15,000) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (79 mi) S of Meulaboh (Kabupaten Aceh Barat) (pop: 35,100) --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (129 mi) WNW of Singkil (pop: 46,800) --> See nearby quakes!
247 km (153 mi) S of Reuleuet (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
270 km (168 mi) SSW of Lhokseumawe (pop: 89,000) --> See nearby quakes!
277 km (172 mi) WSW of Binjai (pop: 228,800) --> See nearby quakes!
291 km (181 mi) WSW of Sunggal (pop: 157,900) --> See nearby quakes!
293 km (182 mi) SSE of Banda Aceh (pop: 250,800) --> See nearby quakes!
296 km (184 mi) WSW of Medan (pop: 1,751,000) --> See nearby quakes!
1577 km (980 mi) NW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
272 km (169 mi) NW of Nias Island (pop: 756,300) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) NW of Pulau Siumat Island --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Moderate Rain 27.7°C (82 F), humidity: 75%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from SSW
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
M 5.120 kmNorthern Sumatra, IndonesiaBMKG
M 5.020 km4.8 SIMEULUE, INDONESIAEMSC
M 5.035 km67 Km NNW of Sinabang, IndonesiaUSGS
M 4.939 kmNorthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGFZ

User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
626.8 km E of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Singapore (881.1 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 69 km northwest of Sinabang, Kabupaten Simeulue, Aceh, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 1 Dec 2020 12:14 am (GMT +7)
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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 69 km northwest of Sinabang, Kabupaten Simeulue, Aceh, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 1 Dec 2020 12:14 am (GMT +7)

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