Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - 25 km east of Banda Aceh, Indonesia, on Saturday, 14 Nov 2020 1:33 am (GMT +7) -

Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - 25 km east of Banda Aceh, Indonesia, on Saturday, 14 Nov 2020 1:33 am (GMT +7)

Tremblement de terre fort magnitude 5.1 at 10 km depth

13 Nov 18:43 UTC: Premier à signaler: GFZ après 11 minutes.
13 Nov 18:45: Maintenant en utilisant une nouvelle source de données: BMKG
13 Nov 19:00: Emplacement de l'épicentre corrigé de 5.6 km (3.5 mi) au WSW.
13 Nov 19:05: Magnitude recalculée de 5.2 à 5.1. Emplacement de l'épicentre corrigé de 2.5 km (1.5 mi) au ENE.
Update Fri, 13 Nov 2020, 18:45
Light magnitude 4.9 quake hits 53 km east of Banda Aceh, Indonesia early morning
4.9 quake 27 km NW of Sigli, Indonesia, 14 Nov 1.33 am (GMT +7)
4.9 quake 27 km NW of Sigli, Indonesia, 14 Nov 1.33 am (GMT +7)
A magnitude 4.9 earthquake was reported only 12 minutes ago by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter early morning on Saturday 14 November 2020 at 1.33 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 at VolcanoDiscovery identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.9 as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc. Weak shaking might have been felt in Sigli (pop. 17,500) located 27 km from the epicenter, Banda Aceh (pop. 250,800) 53 km away, Sabang (pop. 24,500) 65 km away, Reuleuet (pop. 40,400) 66 km away, and Bireun (pop. 25,800) 107 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 data:

Date & time: 13 Nov 2020 18:33:09 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: samedi, 14 nov. 2020 01:33 (GMT +7)
Magnitude: 5.1
Profondeur: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.58°N / 95.56°E (Aceh, Indonésie)
Volcan le plus près: Seulawah Agam (16 km / 10 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
25 km E de Banda Aceh (pop: 250,800) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
44 km SE de Sabang (pop: 24,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
49 km ONO de Sigli (Kabupaten Pidie) (pop: 17,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
90 km ONO de Reuleuet (pop: 40,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
133 km ONO de Bireun (Kabupaten Bireuen) (pop: 25,800) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
172 km NNO de Meulaboh (Kabupaten Aceh Barat) (pop: 35,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
182 km ONO de Lhokseumawe (pop: 89,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
294 km ONO de Langsa (pop: 54,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
410 km ONO de Medan (North Sumatra) (pop: 1,751,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
426 km ONO de Percut (North Sumatra) (pop: 311,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
402 km SE de Teressa Island (pop: 1,930) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 23.9°C (75 F), humidity: 91%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from S
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 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.
M 5.110 kmNorthern Sumatra, IndonesiaBMKG
M 5.030 kmNorthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGFZ
M 4.946 km42 Km NW of Sigli, IndonesiaUSGS
M 5.244 kmNorthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGeoAu

User reports for this quake (2)

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24.1 km W of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s : Alhamdulillah.. i am okey. (reported through our app)
Banda Aceh / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s
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More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 13 Nov 2020 18:54 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 13 Nov 2020 18:44 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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