Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 84 km south of Benkulu, Bengkulu, Indonesia, on Saturday, 30 Jan 2021 5:52 pm (GMT +7) -

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 84 km south of Benkulu, Bengkulu, Indonesia, on Saturday, 30 Jan 2021 5:52 pm (GMT +7)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 63 km depth

30 Jan 11:01 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
30 Jan 11:04: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 65.0 to 66.0 km (from 40 to 41 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 8 km (5 mi) towards NNE.
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30 Jan 19:10: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 51.0 to 63.0 km (from 32 to 39 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4.6 km (2.8 mi) towards SSE.
Update Sat, 30 Jan 2021, 11:06
Significant magnitude 5.3 earthquake 79 km southeast of Bengkulu, Indonesia
5.3 quake 30 Jan 5:52 pm (GMT +7)
5.3 quake 30 Jan 5:52 pm (GMT +7)
An earthquake of magnitude 5.3 occurred in the afternoon on Saturday 30 January 2021 at 5:52 pm local time near Bengkulu, Indonesia, as reported by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a moderately shallow depth of 51 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.
A second report was later issued by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), which listed it as a magnitude 5.2 earthquake. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 5.4.
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 Bengkulu (pop. 309,700) located 79 km from the epicenter, Pagar Alam (pop. 70,400) 93 km away, and Curup (pop. 46,200) 110 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 30 Jan 2021 10:52:32 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 30 Jan 2021 5:52 pm (GMT +7)
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 63.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.5°S / 102.54°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Dempo (81 km / 50 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
84 km (52 mi) SSE of Benkulu (pop: 309,700) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) SW of Pagar Alam (pop: 70,400) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (71 mi) S of Curup (pop: 46,200) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) SW of Lahat (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) SSW of Lubuklinggau (pop: 148,200) --> See nearby quakes!
154 km (95 mi) WSW of Tanjungagung (pop: 53,100) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) WSW of Baturaja (pop: 134,800) --> See nearby quakes!
222 km (138 mi) WSW of Prabumulih (pop: 103,500) --> See nearby quakes!
302 km (187 mi) SW of Palembang (pop: 1,441,500) --> See nearby quakes!
513 km (319 mi) WNW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
458 km (285 mi) SW of Bangka Island (pop: 960,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Very Heavy Rain 28.4°C (83 F), humidity: 75%, wind: 7 m/s (13 kts) from WNW
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.
5.163 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaBMKG
5.066 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGFZ
5.458 km83 Km SSE of Bengkulu, IndonesiaUSGS
5.265 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGeoAu

User reports for this quake (3)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
518.4 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
543.4 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
859.9 km N of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 29 Mar 2021 04:13 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    52 km (32.3 mi) depth
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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