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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 91 km south of Sukabumi, West Java, Indonesia, on 27 Apr 4:23 pm (GMT +7)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 91 km south of Sukabumi, West Java, Indonesia, on 27 Apr 4:23 pm (GMT +7) Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 91 km south of Sukabumi, West Java, Indonesia, on 27 Apr 4:23 pm (GMT +7)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 58 km depth

27 Apr 09:27 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 3 minutes.
27 Apr 09:37: Now using data updates from GFZ
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27 Apr 10:05: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 16.0 to 58.0 km (from 9.9 to 36 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 7 km (4.4 mi) towards NNE.
Update Tue, 27 Apr 2021, 09:42

Significant earthquake of magnitude 5.0 just reported 64 km south of Sukabumi, Indonesia

5.0 quake 27 Apr 4:23 pm (GMT +7)
5.0 quake 27 Apr 4:23 pm (GMT +7)
An earthquake of magnitude 5.0 occurred in the afternoon on Tuesday 27 April 2021 at 4:23 pm local time near Sukabumi, West Java, Indonesia, as reported by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a moderately shallow depth of 50 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.0 as well.
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 Sukabumi (pop. 276,400) located 64 km from the epicenter, Cicurug (pop. 89,000) 80 km away, Soreang (pop. 150,900) 82 km away, Ciranjang-hilir (pop. 77,800) 83 km away, Banjaran (pop. 165,000) 88 km away, Caringin (pop. 91,800) 88 km away, Padalarang (pop. 124,900) 94 km away, and Bandung (pop. 1,699,700) 98 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeApr 27, 2021 09:23:40 UTC
Local time at epicenter27 Apr 4:23 pm (GMT +7)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5
Depth58.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude7.74°S / 106.92°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Antipode7.74°N / 73.08°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt38 reports
Primary data sourceBMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Nearest volcanoDanau (41 km / 25 mi)
Nearby towns and cities83 km (51 mi) SW of Banjar (pop: 37,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
91 km (57 mi) S of Sukabumi (pop: 276,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
93 km (58 mi) SSE of Pelabuhanratu (pop: 43,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
103 km (64 mi) SW of Soreang (pop: 150,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
107 km (66 mi) SW of Banjaran (pop: 165,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
108 km (67 mi) S of Cicurug (pop: 89,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
117 km (73 mi) SW of Paseh (pop: 126,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
117 km (73 mi) SSW of Padalarang (pop: 124,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
118 km (74 mi) SW of Bandung (pop: 1,699,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
170 km (106 mi) S of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeScattered Clouds 28.6°C (83 F), humidity: 79%, wind: 10 m/s (19 kts) from ESE
Estimated seismic energy released2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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
5.058 kmJava, IndonesiaBMKG
4.960 kmJAVA, INDONESIAEMSC
5.050 kmJava, IndonesiaGFZ
4.957 km60 Km WSW of Banjar, IndonesiaUSGS
5.152 kmJava, IndonesiaGeoAu

User reports for this quake (45)

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Cireunghas, Sukabumi (89.1 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : It felt weak at the beginning then increased in intensity, which prompted us to start moving out of the house. Then it subsided and we sat down again. | 3 users found this interesting.  
Garut, West Java, Indonesia / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Shifting side to side | 3 users found this interesting.  
Bandung Indonesia (114.4 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s : Gentle | 2 users found this interesting.  
Jakarta / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 15-20 s : Earthquake alarm on 1st floor went off for 20 seconds | 2 users found this interesting.  
Garut Kota, KAB.Garut (122.9 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : Terasa beberapa detik getarannya | 2 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Pandeglang (184.2 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s : Guncanggan ringgan | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Cicurug, West Java (107.7 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was on the 2nd floor when this happened it hits twice | One user found this interesting.  
Cimahi, West Java (120.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Initial strong jolt followed by a little weak shaking | One user found this interesting.  
Tasikmalaya (149.2 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Oke | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Bandung (122 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Lumayan goyangannya | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
near Banjar, West Java (90 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 5-10 s : Just a mild rolling sensation...while sitting on the sofa.  
Bogoleu, West Java (132.7 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Curug, Banten (169.3 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Bedugul, Bali (956.8 km E of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Cicurug, West Java (107.7 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Depok, West Java (152.1 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s
near Paseh, West Java (99 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Bandon, West Java (126.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Kresek, West Java (186.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging
West Jakarta / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Jakarta (153.8 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Purworejo (351.6 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Tangerang (166 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Saya tidak merasakannya. Tetapi tembok dirumah saya mengalami keretakan. (reported through our app)  
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Bandung (121.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Kota Depok (152 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Malang (630.7 km E of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Bogor / Weak shaking (MMI III)
depok / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 2-5 s
Jakarta / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 10-15 s
cibitung (137.9 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Bandung (103.2 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (7 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jun 26, 2021 00:10
1 year 22 weeks ago
3.0

25 km
Indian Ocean, 93 km S of Sukabumi, West Java, IndonesiaMore
May 23, 2021 03:10
1 year 27 weeks ago
3.0

30 km
Indian Ocean, 97 km S of Sukabumi, West Java, IndonesiaMore
May 10, 2021 06:53
1 year 29 weeks ago
2.9

28 km
Indian Ocean, 90 km S of Sukabumi, West Java, IndonesiaMore
May 8, 2021 05:24
1 year 29 weeks ago
2.8

25 km
Indian Ocean, 91 km S of Sukabumi, West Java, IndonesiaMore
May 6, 2021 17:47
1 year 29 weeks ago
3.2

26 km
Indian Ocean, 90 km SW of Banjar, West Java, IndonesiaMore
May 5, 2021 12:40
1 year 30 weeks ago
3.9

10 km
Indian Ocean, 97 km S of Pelabuhanratu, West Java, IndonesiaMore
Apr 29, 2021 02:41
1 year 31 weeks ago
3.8

10 km
Indian Ocean, 96 km S of Sukabumi, West Java, IndonesiaMore

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