Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 183 km southwest of Padang, Sumatra Barat, Indonesia, on 3 May 12:46 am (GMT +7) -

Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 183 km southwest of Padang, Sumatra Barat, Indonesia, on 3 May 12:46 am (GMT +7)

Strong magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 34 km depth

2 May 17:53 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
2 May 17:55: Now using data updates from BMKG
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2 May 18:15: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 24.0 to 34.0 km (from 14.9 to 21 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards W.
Update Sun, 2 May 2021, 17:57
Magnitude 5.4 earthquake strikes near Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia
5.4 quake 3 May 12:46 am (GMT +7)
5.4 quake 3 May 12:46 am (GMT +7)
An earthquake of magnitude 5.4 occurred only 10 minutes ago 116 km southwest of Padang, Indonesia, Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia, after midnight on Monday 3 May 2021 at 12:46 am local time. 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 5.6. A third agency, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), reported the same quake at magnitude 5.5.
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 Padang (pop. 840,400) located 116 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: May 2, 2021 17:46:41 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 3 May 12:46 am (GMT +7)
Magnitude: 5.7
Depth: 34.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.4°S / 99.58°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Antipode: 2.4°N / 80.42°W
Nearest volcano: Talang (127 km / 79 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
183 km (114 mi) SSW of Padang (pop: 840,400) --> See nearby quakes!
205 km (127 mi) W of Sungai Penuh (pop: 95,900) --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (129 mi) SSW of Pariaman (pop: 92,200) --> See nearby quakes!
214 km (133 mi) SSW of Solok (pop: 48,400) --> See nearby quakes!
245 km (152 mi) SW of Sijunjung (pop: 27,800) --> See nearby quakes!
249 km (154 mi) SSW of Bukittinggi (pop: 98,700) --> See nearby quakes!
270 km (168 mi) SSW of Payakumbuh (pop: 121,600) --> See nearby quakes!
336 km (209 mi) WNW of Benkulu (pop: 309,700) --> See nearby quakes!
385 km (239 mi) SSW of Pekanbaru (pop: 704,000) --> See nearby quakes!
911 km (566 mi) WNW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
379 km (236 mi) SW of Sumatra Island (pop: 50,365,500) --> See nearby quakes!
448 km (279 mi) SSE of Nias Island (pop: 756,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 29.2°C (85 F), humidity: 70%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from ESE
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

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.
5.734 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaBMKG
5.627 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGFZ
5.510 kmNear Palembang, IndonesiaRENASS
5.521 km160 Km SSW of Padang, IndonesiaUSGS
5.631 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGeoAu

User reports for this quake (2)

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Padang, WestSumatra (183.7 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : I felt the swinging for about 2-3 seconds, like a bus or heavy vehicle passing by.. | 3 users found this interesting.  
Alor Setar, Kedah (952.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)

  • 06 Jun 2021 23:39 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    37 km (23 mi) depth
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 25 May 2021 07:57 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    18 km (11.2 mi) depth
    38 km (23 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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