Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 239 km west of Benkulu, Bengkulu, Indonesia, on Tuesday, Aug 3, 2021 6:00 am (GMT +7) -

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 5.9 quake Indian Ocean, 248 km west of Benkulu, Bengkulu, Indonesia, Aug 3, 2021 5:48 am (GMT +7), which had occurred 12 minutes earlier.
Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 239 km west of Benkulu, Bengkulu, Indonesia, on Tuesday, Aug 3, 2021 6:00 am (GMT +7)

Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

2 Aug 23:13 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 13 minutes.
2 Aug 23:15: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.2. Epicenter location corrected by 4 km (2.5 mi) towards NE.
2 Aug 23:15: Now using data updates from BMKG
2 Aug 23:25: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.3. Epicenter location corrected by 2.2 km (1.4 mi) towards E.
Date & time: Aug 2, 2021 23:00:41 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, Aug 3, 2021 6:00 am (GMT +7)
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.25°S / 100.18°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Antipode: 3.25°N / 79.82°W
Nearest volcano: Hutapanjang (190 km / 118 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
189 km (117 mi) SW of Sungai Penuh (pop: 95,900) --> See nearby quakes!
239 km (149 mi) WNW of Benkulu (pop: 309,700) --> See nearby quakes!
257 km (159 mi) S of Padang (pop: 840,400) --> See nearby quakes!
261 km (162 mi) W of Curup (pop: 46,200) --> See nearby quakes!
278 km (172 mi) S of Solok (pop: 48,400) --> See nearby quakes!
293 km (182 mi) S of Pariaman (pop: 92,200) --> See nearby quakes!
298 km (185 mi) W of Lubuklinggau (pop: 148,200) --> See nearby quakes!
328 km (204 mi) S of Bukittinggi (pop: 98,700) --> See nearby quakes!
424 km (263 mi) WSW of Jambi City (pop: 420,300) --> See nearby quakes!
809 km (503 mi) WNW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
414 km (257 mi) SSW of Sumatra Island (pop: 50,365,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 28°C (82 F), humidity: 76%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from E
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) 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.
5.310 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaBMKG
5.310 kmIndonesia: Near PalembangRENASS
5.210 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGFZ
5.310 km171 Km SW of Sungai Penuh, IndonesiaUSGS
5.332 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGeoAu

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