Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - 165 km southwest of Padang, Sumatera Barat, Indonesia, on Friday, 5 Mar 2021 2:32 pm (GMT +7) -

Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - 165 km southwest of Padang, Sumatera Barat, Indonesia, on Friday, 5 Mar 2021 2:32 pm (GMT +7)

Strong magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 36 km depth

5 Mar 07:40 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
5 Mar 07:43: Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards S.
5 Mar 07:55: Now using data updates from BMKG
Date & time: 5 Mar 2021 07:32:56 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 5 Mar 2021 2:32 pm (GMT +7)
Magnitude: 5.7
Depth: 36.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.77°S / 99.12°E (Sumatera Barat, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Talang (194 km / 121 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
165 km (102 mi) SW of Padang (West Sumatra) (pop: 840,400) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (105 mi) SW of Pariaman (West Sumatra) (pop: 92,200) --> See nearby quakes!
202 km (126 mi) WSW of Solok (West Sumatra) (pop: 48,400) --> See nearby quakes!
214 km (133 mi) SW of Bukittinggi (West Sumatra) (pop: 98,700) --> See nearby quakes!
238 km (148 mi) WSW of Sijunjung (West Sumatra) (pop: 27,800) --> See nearby quakes!
241 km (150 mi) SW of Payakumbuh (West Sumatra) (pop: 121,600) --> See nearby quakes!
254 km (158 mi) W of Sungai Penuh (Jambi) (pop: 95,900) --> See nearby quakes!
351 km (218 mi) S of Padangsidempuan (North Sumatra) (pop: 100,600) --> See nearby quakes!
362 km (225 mi) SW of Pekanbaru (Riau) (pop: 704,000) --> See nearby quakes!
989 km (615 mi) WNW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
376 km (234 mi) WSW of Sumatra Island (pop: 50,365,500) --> See nearby quakes!
362 km (225 mi) SSE of Nias Island (pop: 756,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 29.8°C (86 F), humidity: 68%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from S
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
5.736 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaBMKG
5.610 kmKEP. MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIAEMSC
5.618 km157 Km SW of Padang, IndonesiaUSGS
5.527 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGFZ
5.733 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGeoAu

User reports for this quake (9)

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6473.5 km SE of epicenter [Map] / not felt
166.8 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 20-30 s (reported through our app)
215.8 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Bukan bergetar tapi berayun (balenong:bhs.Minang) (reported through our app)  
932 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
583 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Violent shaking (MMI IX) (reported through our app)
847.3 km N of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
642.1 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / not felt
Singapore / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 5-10 s
pulau nyang nyang / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes):
  • 27 Mar 2021 10:18 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 19 Mar 2021 23:57 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 09 Mar 2021 11:31 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 08 Mar 2021 23:30 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 08 Mar 2021 22:32 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 05 Mar 2021 09:10 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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