Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 94 km south of Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 18 Nov 2020 11:42 am (GMT +7) -

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - Indian Ocean, 94 km south of Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 18 Nov 2020 11:42 am (GMT +7)

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 55 km depth

18 Nov 04:50 UTC: Premier à signaler: GFZ après 8 minutes.
18 Nov 04:52: Magnitude recalculée de 5.1 à 5.2. Emplacement de l'épicentre corrigé de 11 km (6.9 mi) au S.
18 Nov 04:55: Maintenant en utilisant une nouvelle source de données: BMKG
18 Nov 17:15: Magnitude recalculée de 5.2 à 5.3. Profondeur recalculée de 46.0 à 55.0 km (de 29 à 34 mi). Emplacement de l'épicentre corrigé de 6.3 km (3.9 mi) au SO.
Update Wed, 18 Nov 2020, 04:54
Magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes near Padang, Indonesia
5.2 quake Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, 18 Nov 11.41 am (GMT +7)
5.2 quake Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, 18 Nov 11.41 am (GMT +7)
A shallow magnitude 5.2 earthquake was reported in the morning near the city of Padang, Indonesia.
According to the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the quake hit on Wednesday 18 November 2020 at 11.41 am local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 5.4 earthquake.
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 110 km from the epicenter, Sungai Penuh (pop. 95,900) 119 km away, Solok (pop. 48,400) 132 km away, Pariaman (pop. 92,200) 149 km away, Sijunjung (pop. 27,800) 156 km away, Bukittinggi (pop. 98,700) 181 km away, and Payakumbuh (pop. 121,600) 195 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 18 Nov 2020 04:42:01 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: mercredi, 18 nov. 2020 11:42 (GMT +7)
Magnitude: 5.3
Profondeur: 55.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.79°S / 100.38°E (Océan Indien, Indonésie)
Volcan le plus près: Kerinci (107 km / 66 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
94 km S de Padang (pop: 840,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
114 km SSO de Solok (pop: 48,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
116 km ONO de Sungai Penuh (pop: 95,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
133 km SSE de Pariaman (pop: 92,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
138 km SSO de Sijunjung (pop: 27,800) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
165 km S de Bukittinggi (pop: 98,700) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
177 km S de Payakumbuh (pop: 121,600) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
282 km SSO de Pekanbaru (pop: 704,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
521 km SO de Batam (pop: 1,164,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
870 km NO de Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
32 km ONO de Pulau Baringin Island --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
269 km SO de Sumatra Island (pop: 50,365,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 28.4°C (83 F), humidity: 75%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from NW
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.
MagnitudeProfondeurLocationSource
M 5.355 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaBMKG
M 5.360 kmSOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIAEMSC
M 5.050 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGFZ
M 5.214 km95 Km S of Padang, IndonesiaUSGS
M 5.164 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGeoAu

User reports for this quake (4)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
523.8 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
115.2 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 1-2 s (reported through our app)
94.9 km N of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s
Siulak - Kerinci / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 94 km south of Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 18 Nov 2020 11:42 am (GMT +7)
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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 94 km south of Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 18 Nov 2020 11:42 am (GMT +7)

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