Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - 67 km southeast of Reuleuet, Aceh, Indonesia, on Saturday, 30 Jan 2021 4:06 pm (GMT +7) -

Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - 67 km southeast of Reuleuet, Aceh, Indonesia, on Saturday, 30 Jan 2021 4:06 pm (GMT +7)

Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

30 Jan 09:11 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 4 minutes.
30 Jan 09:15: Now using data updates from BMKG
Update Sat, 30 Jan 2021, 09:15
Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake 67 km southeast of Reuleuet, Indonesia
4.5 quake 30 Jan 4:06 pm (GMT +7)
4.5 quake 30 Jan 4:06 pm (GMT +7)
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported a magnitude 4.5 quake in Indonesia near Reuleuet, Aceh, only 8 minutes ago. The earthquake hit in the afternoon on Saturday 30 January 2021 at 4:06 pm local time at a shallow depth of 10 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.
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 Bireun (pop. 25,800) located 62 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Reuleuet (pop. 40,400) located 67 km from the epicenter, Meulaboh (pop. 35,100) 74 km away, Lhokseumawe (pop. 89,000) 88 km away, Sigli (pop. 17,500) 102 km away, and Sigli (pop. 17,500) 102 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 30 Jan 2021 09:06:47 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 30 Jan 2021 4:06 pm (GMT +7)
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.67°N / 96.54°E (Aceh, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Geureudong (33 km / 21 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
62 km (38 mi) SSW of Bireun (Kabupaten Bireuen) (pop: 25,800) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) SSE of Reuleuet (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) NE of Meulaboh (Kabupaten Aceh Barat) (pop: 35,100) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) SW of Lhokseumawe (pop: 89,000) --> See nearby quakes!
102 km (63 mi) SE of Sigli (Kabupaten Pidie) (pop: 17,500) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (99 mi) W of Langsa (pop: 54,500) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (103 mi) SE of Banda Aceh (pop: 250,800) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (103 mi) SE of Banda Aceh (pop: 250,800) --> See nearby quakes!
265 km (165 mi) WNW of Medan (North Sumatra) (pop: 1,751,000) --> See nearby quakes!
283 km (176 mi) WNW of Percut (North Sumatra) (pop: 311,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 26.6°C (80 F), humidity: 61%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from N
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 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
4.510 kmNorthern Sumatra, IndonesiaBMKG
4.510 kmNORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIAEMSC

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