Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - 95 km northwest of Bukittinggi, Sumatra Barat, Indonesia, on Sunday, Dec 27, 2020 at 1:50 pm (GMT +7)

Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - 95 km northwest of Bukittinggi, Sumatra Barat, Indonesia, on Sunday, Dec 27, 2020 at 1:50 pm (GMT +7) Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - 95 km northwest of Bukittinggi, Sumatra Barat, Indonesia, on Sunday, Dec 27, 2020 at 1:50 pm (GMT +7)

Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 10 km depth

27 Dec 06:57 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 6 minutes.
27 Dec 08:45: Now using data updates from BMKG
Update Sun, 27 Dec 2020, 07:06
Magnitude 4.5 earthquake strikes near Bukittinggi, West Sumatra, Indonesia
4.5 quake 27 Dec 1:50 pm (GMT +7)
4.5 quake 27 Dec 1:50 pm (GMT +7)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 occurred only 15 minutes ago 95 km northwest of Bukittinggi, Indonesia, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Bukittinggi, West Sumatra, Indonesia, around noon on Sunday 27 December 2020 at 1:50 pm 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 Bukittinggi (pop. 98,700) located 95 km from the epicenter, and Payakumbuh (pop. 121,600) 109 km away.
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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 27, 2020 06:50:42 UTC
Local time at epicenterSunday, Dec 27, 2020 at 1:50 pm (GMT +7)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude0.37°N / 99.85°E (Indonesia)
Antipode0.37°S / 80.15°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceBMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Nearest volcanoTalakmau (36 km / 22 mi)
Nearby towns and cities95 km (59 mi) NW of Bukittinggi (pop: 98,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
109 km (68 mi) NW of Payakumbuh (pop: 121,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
114 km (71 mi) NNW of Pariaman (pop: 92,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
129 km (80 mi) SSE of Padangsidempuan (pop: 100,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
157 km (98 mi) NNW of Padang (pop: 840,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
158 km (98 mi) NW of Solok (pop: 48,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
178 km (110 mi) W of Pekanbaru (pop: 704,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
192 km (120 mi) S of Rantauprapat (pop: 103,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
370 km (230 mi) SSW of Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) (pop: 1,454,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
381 km (237 mi) SSE of Medan (pop: 1,751,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.610 kmNorthern Sumatra, IndonesiaBMKG

User reports for this quake

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