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Strong mag. 5.2 Earthquake - Indian Ocean, 110 km south of Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, on Monday, Apr 10, 2023, at 07:37 am (GMT +7) -

A strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake occurred under the sea 86 km (53 mi) from  Indonesia in the morning of Monday, Apr 10, 2023 at 7.37 am local time (GMT +7). The quake had a very shallow depth of 10 km (6 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

Strong mag. 5.2 Earthquake - Indian Ocean, 110 km south of Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, on Monday, Apr 10, 2023, at 07:37 am (GMT +7) Strong mag. 5.2 Earthquake - Indian Ocean, 110 km south of Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, on Monday, Apr 10, 2023, at 07:37 am (GMT +7)

Strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

10 Apr 00:56 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 19 minutes.
10 Apr 01:01: Now using data updates from BMKG
Update Mon, 10 Apr 2023, 01:09

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes near Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

5.2 quake 10 Apr 8:37 am (GMT +8)
5.2 quake 10 Apr 8:37 am (GMT +8)
An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 occurred 32 minutes ago 110 km south of Denpasar, Indonesia, Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, in the morning on Monday, April 10th, 2023, at 8:37 am local time. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
A second report was later issued by The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS), which listed it as a magnitude 5.1 earthquake. Other agencies reporting the same quake include the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake at magnitude 5.1, and the United States Geological Survey at magnitude 5.1.
Generally quakes of this magnitude are recorded by more than one agency and the results can vary, with subsequent reports that come in after the first one often showing more accuracy.
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 Uluwatu (pop. 250) located 89 km from the epicenter, Kuta (pop. 30,000) 101 km away, and Denpasar (pop. 834,900) 110 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 10, 2023 00:37:29 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Apr 10, 2023, at 07:37 am (GMT +7)
StatusPreliminary (automatic detection)
Magnitude5.2
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude9.63°S / 115.12°E Indonesia
Seismic antipode9.63°N / 64.88°W Venezuela
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceBMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Nearest volcanoAgung (149 km / 93 mi)
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 26.6°C (80 F), humidity: 80%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from NW
Estimated seismic energy released4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Nearby places

The closest larger town where the quake might have been felt is Nusa Dua, a town with 2,500 inhabitants in Indonesia, in 93 km (58 mi) distance north of the epicenter. People likely experienced weak shaking there. Several smaller towns and villages are located closer to the epicenter and might have experienced stronger shaking. In the capital of  Indonesia, Jakarta, 987 km (614 mi) away from the epicenter, the earthquake could not be felt.
The following table shows some of the places that might have been affected (or not) by the shaking.
Distance Place Max. shaking intensity(*) Region Country
89 km (55 mi)
N of epicenter
Uluwatu
(pop: 250)
IV: Light
Bali
93 km (58 mi)
N of epicenter
Nusa Dua
(pop: 2,500)
III: Weak
Bali
101 km (63 mi)
N of epicenter
Kuta
(pop: 30,000)
III: Weak
Kabupaten Badung, Bali
103 km (64 mi)
N of epicenter
Legian
(pop: 10,000)
III: Weak
Bali
107 km (67 mi)
N of epicenter
Sanur
(pop: 14,600)
III: Weak
Denpasar, Bali
110 km (68 mi)
N of epicenter
Denpasar
(pop: 834,900)
III: Weak
Bali
121 km (75 mi)
N of epicenter
Tabanan
(pop: 33,700)
III: Weak
Bali
126 km (78 mi)
N of epicenter
Ubud
(pop: 28,400)
III: Weak
Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali
126 km (78 mi)
N of epicenter
Klungkung
(pop: 27,800)
III: Weak
Bali
141 km (88 mi)
N of epicenter
Bedugul
(pop: 20,000)
III: Weak
Bali
142 km (88 mi)
N of epicenter
Amlapura
(pop: 31,900)
III: Weak
Karangasem Regency, Bali
142 km (88 mi)
N of epicenter
Karangasem
(pop: 31,900)
III: Weak
Bali
152 km (94 mi)
N of epicenter
Negara
(pop: 33,200)
III: Weak
Bali
159 km (99 mi)
NW of epicenter
Muncar
(pop: 64,500)
III: Weak
East Java
160 km (99 mi)
NE of epicenter
Matalam
(pop: 318,700)
III: Weak
Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara
161 km (100 mi)
N of epicenter
Banjar
(pop: 89,000)
III: Weak
Bali
161 km (100 mi)
N of epicenter
Seririt
(pop: 25,000)
III: Weak
Bali
163 km (101 mi)
NE of epicenter
Praya
(pop: 35,200)
III: Weak
ID.17.Lombok (undefined), West Nusa Tenggara
166 km (103 mi)
NW of epicenter
Srono
(pop: 36,300)
III: Weak
East Java
169 km (105 mi)
N of epicenter
Singaraja
(pop: 133,800)
III: Weak
Bali
174 km (108 mi)
NW of epicenter
Gambiran Satu
(pop: 22,500)
III: Weak
East Java
176 km (109 mi)
NW of epicenter
Singojuruh
(pop: 29,400)
III: Weak
East Java
176 km (110 mi)
NW of epicenter
Genteng
(pop: 79,700)
III: Weak
East Java
177 km (110 mi)
NW of epicenter
Banyuwangi
(pop: 108,200)
III: Weak
East Java
199 km (123 mi)
NW of epicenter
Wongsorejo
(pop: 29,200)
III: Weak
East Java
225 km (140 mi)
NW of epicenter
Jember
(pop: 298,600)
III: Weak
East Java
238 km (148 mi)
NW of epicenter
Bondowoso
(pop: 69,800)
III: Weak
East Java
240 km (149 mi)
NW of epicenter
Panji
(pop: 42,800)
III: Weak
East Java
244 km (152 mi)
NW of epicenter
Kencong
(pop: 43,000)
III: Weak
East Java
246 km (153 mi)
NW of epicenter
Situbondo
(pop: 600,000)
III: Weak
East Java
249 km (155 mi)
NW of epicenter
Balung
(pop: 47,600)
III: Weak
East Java
252 km (157 mi)
NW of epicenter
Panarukan
(pop: 30,700)
III: Weak
East Java
263 km (163 mi)
NW of epicenter
Besuki
(pop: 55,500)
III: Weak
East Java
267 km (166 mi)
NW of epicenter
Lumajang
(pop: 123,600)
III: Weak
East Java
282 km (175 mi)
NW of epicenter
Kraksaan
(pop: 28,200)
II: Very weak
East Java
283 km (176 mi)
NE of epicenter
Sumbawa Besar
(pop: 52,700)
II: Very weak
ID.17.Sumbawa (undefined), West Nusa Tenggara
296 km (184 mi)
NW of epicenter
Probolinggo
(pop: 181,700)
II: Very weak
East Java
329 km (204 mi)
NW of epicenter
Pasuruan
(pop: 158,600)
II: Very weak
East Java
372 km (231 mi)
NW of epicenter
Surabaya
(pop: 2,374,700)
II: Very weak
East Java
987 km (614 mi)
W of epicenter
Jakarta
(pop: 8,540,100)
I: Not felt
Jakarta
Notes:
(*) Shaking intensity according to the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale (MMI) and estimated using seismic models.

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Compare Quake Data

Data for the same earthquake as reported by different agencies

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 Depth Time GMT
2023-04-10
Epicenter Agency
5.2 10 km
6.2 mi
(*)
00:37:29 Indonesia: Di Laut 93 Km BaratDaya Kuta Selatan BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
5.1 67 km
42 mi
00:37:29 84 Km S of Nusa Dua, Indonesia
10.9 km (6.8 mi) epicenter difference with BMKG
USGS (United States Geological Survey)
5.1 69 km
43 mi
00:37:30 South of Bali, Indonesia
8.3 km (5.2 mi) epicenter difference with BMKG
RaspberryShake (RaspberryShake)
5.1 10 km
6.2 mi
(*)
00:37:30 South Of Bali, Indonesia
8.3 km (5.2 mi) epicenter difference with BMKG
IRIS (Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology)
5.1 69 km
43 mi
00:37:30 SOUTH OF BALI, INDONESIA
8.9 km (5.6 mi) epicenter difference with BMKG
EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
5.0 69 km
43 mi
00:37:29 South of Bali, Indonesia
10.5 km (6.5 mi) epicenter difference with BMKG
GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Notes:
(*) A depth given as 10 km often means that the the depth of the quake could not determined with sufficient accuracy.

Seismograms

Seismic station: Marble Bar, Western Australia (MBWA/IU network) | Distance from quake: 1374 km / 854 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Marble Bar, Western Australia: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.02-5.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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Aftershocks for this quake

So far, only one aftershock has been recorded. It hit 9 days after the mainshock in 2.5 km (1.5 mi) distance. When more aftershocks are detected, we will update this section.

What are aftershocks?


Larger earthquakes (above magnitude 5 or so) such as this one are usually followed by smaller ones known as aftershocks that occur in the same area during the days, weeks, months or even years after the main shock.
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What about this quake?


Based on its magnitude, the fault that was active during the quake likely ruptured beneath a surface of approx. 16 km2 (=6 sqare miles) as a first-order estimate. The length of the rupture zone thus was probably around 7 km (4 mi).
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)

Date and Time GMTMag
Depth
DistanceRegionDetails
Apr 19, 2023 01:08 pm (GMT +7)
45 weeks ago
9 days after main shock
3.8

13 km
2.5 km (1.5 mi)
NW of main shock
99 km S of Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, IndonesiaMore
Apr 10, 2023 07:37 am (GMT +7)
47 weeks ago - felt
5.2

10 km
0 km - This quakeIndian Ocean, 110 km S of Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
Main Shock (this quake)
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Map of aftershocks

Earthquake statistics

Average number of earthquakes

Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 361 quakes on average per year in the area near the epicenter of this quake (within 100 km/61 mi):
  • Mag. 6 or higher: 0.04 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 25 years)
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 0.46 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 2.2 years)
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 6.9 quakes per year
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 26.3 quakes per year
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 35.3 quakes per year
The area where this quake occurred has a high level of seismic activity. It has had at least 5 quakes above magnitude 6 since 1900, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 20 to 25 years.

Number of quakes per year

Previous quakes in the same area of this earthquake

Map of earlier quakes in the area of this quake

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