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Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 77 km west of Sungai Penuh, Jambi, Indonesia, on Saturday, Oct 23, 2021 at 12:01 am (GMT +7) -

Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 77 km west of Sungai Penuh, Jambi, Indonesia, on Saturday, Oct 23, 2021 at 12:01 am (GMT +7) Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 77 km west of Sungai Penuh, Jambi, Indonesia, on Saturday, Oct 23, 2021 at 12:01 am (GMT +7)

Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 28 km depth

22 Oct 17:05 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 4 minutes.
22 Oct 17:10: Magnitude recalculated from 4.3 to 4.4. Epicenter location corrected by 2.2 km (1.4 mi) towards W.
Update Fri, 22 Oct 2021, 17:09
Magnitude 4.3 earthquake strikes near Sungai Penuh, Jambi, Indonesia
4.3 quake 23 Oct 12:01 am (GMT +7)
4.3 quake 23 Oct 12:01 am (GMT +7)
Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency reported a magnitude 4.3 quake in Indonesia near Sungai Penuh, Jambi, only 8 minutes ago. The earthquake hit after midnight on Saturday, October 23rd, 2021, at 12:01 am local time at a shallow depth of 28 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 4.3 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Sungai Penuh (pop. 95,900) located 74 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Oct 22, 2021 17:01:14 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, Oct 23, 2021 at 12:01 am (GMT +7)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 28.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.25°S / 100.73°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Antipode: 2.25°N / 79.27°W
Nearest volcano: Kerinci (86 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
77 km (48 mi) WSW of Sungai Penuh (pop: 95,900) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) SSE of Padang (pop: 840,400) --> See nearby quakes!
161 km (100 mi) S of Solok (pop: 48,400) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (108 mi) S of Sijunjung (pop: 27,800) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (120 mi) SSE of Pariaman (pop: 92,200) --> See nearby quakes!
220 km (136 mi) S of Bukittinggi (pop: 98,700) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) S of Payakumbuh (pop: 121,600) --> See nearby quakes!
243 km (151 mi) NW of Benkulu (pop: 309,700) --> See nearby quakes!
264 km (164 mi) WNW of Lubuklinggau (pop: 148,200) --> See nearby quakes!
809 km (503 mi) WNW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 26.7°C (80 F), humidity: 82%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from ESE
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 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
4.428 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaBMKG
4.360 kmKEP. MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIAEMSC
4.360 km76 Km WSW of Sungai Penuh, IndonesiaUSGS
4.372 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGFZ

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