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
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, 17:57Magnitude 5.4 earthquake strikes near Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia
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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