Weak mag. 3.0 earthquake - 49 km northeast of Meulaboh, Kabupaten Aceh Barat, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 2 Mar 2021 4:18 pm (GMT +7) -

Weak mag. 3.0 earthquake - 49 km northeast of Meulaboh, Kabupaten Aceh Barat, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 2 Mar 2021 4:18 pm (GMT +7)

Weak magnitude 3.0 earthquake at 14 km depth

2 Mar 09:25 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 7 minutes.
Date & time: 2 Mar 2021 09:18:28 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 2 Mar 2021 4:18 pm (GMT +7)
Magnitude: 3
Depth: 14.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.43°N / 96.46°E (Aceh, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Geureudong (55 km / 34 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
49 km (30 mi) NE of Meulaboh (Kabupaten Aceh Barat) (pop: 35,100) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) SSE of Reuleuet (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) SSW of Bireun (Kabupaten Bireuen) (pop: 25,800) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (70 mi) SW of Lhokseumawe (pop: 89,000) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (74 mi) SSE of Sigli (Kabupaten Pidie) (pop: 17,500) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) W of Langsa (pop: 54,500) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (109 mi) SE of Banda Aceh (pop: 250,800) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (109 mi) SE of Banda Aceh (pop: 250,800) --> See nearby quakes!
262 km (163 mi) WNW of Medan (North Sumatra) (pop: 1,751,000) --> See nearby quakes!
281 km (175 mi) WNW of Percut (North Sumatra) (pop: 311,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 24.7°C (76 F), humidity: 86%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from SW
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 109 joules (554 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.014 kmNorthern Sumatra, IndonesiaBMKG
3.014 kmNORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIAEMSC

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