Moderato terremoto magnitudine 5.2 - 278 km west da Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, lunedì, 19 ottobre 2020 -

Moderato terremoto magnitudine 5.2 - 278 km west da Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, lunedì, 19 ottobre 2020

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

19 Oct 09:46 UTC: Primo a segnalare: GFZ dopo 7 minuti.
19 Oct 09:49: Magnitudine ricalcolata da 5.1 a 5.2. Profondità ricalcolata da 72.0 a 10.0 km (da 45 a 6.2 mi). Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 11 km (6.8 mi) al NNW.
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19 Oct 16:55: Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 3.5 km (2.2 mi) al ENE.
Update Mon, 19 Oct 2020, 10:49
Significant earthquake of magnitude 5.2 reported in Northern Sumatra, Indonesia
A magnitude 5.2 earthquake 1 hour 11 minutes ago was reported by the BMKG agency, considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in Indonesia. The earthquake occurred at shallow depth of 10 km (6.2 mi) beneath the epicenter on 19 Oct 4:38 pm (GMT +7) local time. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change within the next hours as the agency continues to process the seismic data.
Our monitoring service at VolcanoDiscovery also identified a second report from the GeoAu agency which listed the quake at magnitude 5.2 as well. Other agencies reporting the same quake include USGS (magnitude 5.1), EMSC (magnitude 5.1).
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Earthquake data:

Data & ora: 19 Oct 2020 09:38:50 UTC -
Ora locale a epicentro: lunedì, 19 ott 2020 16:38 (GMT +7)
Magnitudine: 5.2
Profondità: 10.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 2.89°N / 96.26°E (Indonesia)
Vulcano più vicino: Kembar (192 km / 119 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
47 km NNW da Sinabang (Kabupaten Simeulue) (pop: 15,000)
140 km S da Meulaboh (Kabupaten Aceh Barat) (pop: 35,100)
183 km WNW da Singkil (pop: 46,800)
249 km W da Kabanjahe (pop: 57,200)
259 km WSW da Binjai (pop: 228,800)
273 km SSW da Lhokseumawe (pop: 89,000)
278 km WSW da Medan (pop: 1,751,000)
1552 km NW da Giacarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 29.5°C (85 F), humidity: 64%, wind: 2 m/s (5 kts) from WNW
Fonte dati primaria: BMKG
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 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 5.210 kmNorthern Sumatra, IndonesiaBMKG
M 5.110 km5.1 Simeulue, IndonesiaEMSC
M 5.113 km42 Km NNW of Sinabang, IndonesiaUSGS
M 5.242 kmNorthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGeoAu

User reports for this quake (2)

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Kota langsa (258.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : Terasa seperti pusing (reported through our app)
Downtown los Angeles fashion Art district / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Body else feels it but me, but the effects are there.
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Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake 278 km west of Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, 19 Oct 4.38 pm (GMT +7)

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 01 Dec 2020 01:01 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 27 Nov 2020 09:47 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 21 Oct 2020 04:21 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    2 km (2 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 20 Oct 2020 19:38 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 19 Oct 2020 10:22 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 278 km west of Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, on Monday, 19 Oct 4.38 pm (GMT +7)

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