Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 166 km west of Banda Aceh, Indonesia, on Saturday, 5 Dec 2020 2:09 am (GMT +6) -

Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 166 km west of Banda Aceh, Indonesia, on Saturday, 5 Dec 2020 2:09 am (GMT +6)

Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 10 km depth

4 Dec 20:15 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 6 minutes.
4 Dec 20:25: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 4.7. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 13.0 km (from 6.2 to 8.1 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 57 km (35 mi) towards ESE.
4 Dec 20:35: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 13.0 to 10.0 km (from 8.1 to 6.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 19 km (12 mi) towards SSE.
8 Dec 00:10: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.9. Epicenter location corrected by 70 km (43 mi) towards WNW.
Update Fri, 4 Dec 2020, 20:27
Magnitude 4.7 earthquake strikes near Banda Aceh, Indonesia
4.7 quake 5 Dec 2:09 am (GMT +6)
4.7 quake 5 Dec 2:09 am (GMT +6)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 occurred only 17 minutes ago 115 km southwest of Banda Aceh, Indonesia, Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 13 km beneath the epicenter near Banda Aceh, Kota Banda Aceh, Aceh, Indonesia, early morning on Saturday 5 December 2020 at 2.09 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.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Banda Aceh (pop. 250,800) located 115 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 4 Dec 2020 20:09:35 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 5 Dec 2020 2:09 am (GMT +6)
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.29°N / 93.86°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Seulawah Agam (200 km / 124 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
166 km (103 mi) W of Banda Aceh (pop: 250,800) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) WSW of Sabang (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
233 km (145 mi) W of Sigli (Kabupaten Pidie) (pop: 17,500) --> See nearby quakes!
269 km (167 mi) W of Reuleuet (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
282 km (175 mi) WNW of Meulaboh (Kabupaten Aceh Barat) (pop: 35,100) --> See nearby quakes!
315 km (196 mi) W of Bireun (Kabupaten Bireuen) (pop: 25,800) --> See nearby quakes!
365 km (227 mi) W of Lhokseumawe (pop: 89,000) --> See nearby quakes!
419 km (261 mi) NW of Sinabang (Kabupaten Simeulue) (pop: 15,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 27.6°C (82 F), humidity: 79%, wind: 2 m/s (5 kts) from ESE
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.
4.910 km- 127 km WSW of Banda Aceh, IndonesiaBMKG
4.437 km127 Km WSW of Banda Aceh, IndonesiaUSGS
4.742 kmNorthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGFZ

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