Séisme modéré magnitude 4.8 at 49 km depth
2 May 20:55 UTC: Premier à signaler: BMKG après 5 minutes.
2 May 21:00: Magnitude recalculée de 5.1 à 4.9. Profondeur recalculée de 10.0 à 11.0 km (de 6.2 à 6.8 mi). Emplacement de l'épicentre corrigé de 27 km (17 mi) au NO.
2 May 21:05: Magnitude recalculée de 4.9 à 4.8. Profondeur recalculée de 11.0 à 49.0 km (de 6.8 à 30 mi). Emplacement de l'épicentre corrigé de 6.5 km (4 mi) au SSW.
Update Sun, 2 May 2021, 21:00Significant magnitude 5.1 quake hits 69 km southwest of Banda Aceh, Indonesia early morning
5.1 quake 3 May 2:49 am (GMT +6)
An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 occurred early morning on Monday 3 May 2021 at 2:49 am local time near Banda Aceh, Kota Banda Aceh, Aceh, Indonesia, as reported by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency.
According to preliminary data, the quake was located 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.7. A third agency, India's National Center for Seismology (NCS), reported the same quake at magnitude 5.1.
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 Banda Aceh (pop. 250,800) located 69 km from the epicenter, and Sabang (pop. 24,500) 91 km away.
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