Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 95 km southeast of Padangsidempuan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 16 Dec 2020 1:31 am (GMT +7) -

Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 95 km southeast of Padangsidempuan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 16 Dec 2020 1:31 am (GMT +7)

Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

15 Dec 18:40 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 8 minutes.
16 Dec 04:40: Epicenter location corrected by 1.6 km (1 mi) towards NW.
16 Dec 04:45: Epicenter location corrected by 4 km (2.5 mi) towards SW.
20 Dec 02:25: Now using data updates from BMKG
Update Tue, 15 Dec 2020, 18:45
Light 4.2 quake hits near Padangsidempuan, Indonesia
4.2 quake 16 Dec 1:31 am (GMT +7)
4.2 quake 16 Dec 1:31 am (GMT +7)
Just 13 minutes ago, a 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck near Padangsidempuan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The tremor was recorded early morning on Wednesday 16 December 2020 at 1:31 am local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.
The event was filed by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG), the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.2 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Padangsidempuan (pop. 100,600) located 98 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 15 Dec 2020 18:31:57 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 16 Dec 2020 1:31 am (GMT +7)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.83°N / 99.93°E (West Sumatra, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Sorikmarapi (51 km / 32 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
95 km (59 mi) SE of Padangsidempuan (North Sumatra) (pop: 100,600) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (84 mi) NNW of Bukittinggi (pop: 98,700) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) NW of Payakumbuh (pop: 121,600) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) S of Rantauprapat (North Sumatra) (pop: 103,000) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) N of Pariaman (pop: 92,200) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) SE of Sibolga (North Sumatra) (pop: 79,700) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) W of Pekanbaru (Riau) (pop: 704,000) --> See nearby quakes!
203 km (126 mi) NNW of Padang (pop: 840,400) --> See nearby quakes!
323 km (201 mi) SW of Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) (pop: 1,454,000) --> See nearby quakes!
337 km (209 mi) SSE of Medan (North Sumatra) (pop: 1,751,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 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
4.210 kmNorthern Sumatra, IndonesiaBMKG
4.210 kmNORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIAEMSC

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
332.9 km NE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
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