Moderato terremoto magnitudine 5.3 - Indian Ocean, 94 km a sud da Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia, mercoledì, 18 novembre 2020 -

Moderato terremoto magnitudine 5.3 - Indian Ocean, 94 km a sud da Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia, mercoledì, 18 novembre 2020

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 55 km depth

18 Nov 04:50 UTC: Primo a segnalare: GFZ dopo 8 minuti.
18 Nov 04:52: Magnitudine ricalcolata da 5.1 a 5.2. Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 11 km (6.9 mi) al S.
18 Nov 04:55: Ora utilizzando nuova fonte di dati: BMKG
18 Nov 17:15: Magnitudine ricalcolata da 5.2 a 5.3. Profondità ricalcolata da 46.0 a 55.0 km (da 29 a 34 mi). Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 6.3 km (3.9 mi) al 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:

Data & ora: 18 Nov 2020 04:42:01 UTC -
Ora locale a epicentro: mercoledì, 18 nov 2020 11:42 (GMT +7)
Magnitudine: 5.3
Profondità: 55.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 1.79°S / 100.38°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Vulcano più vicino: Kerinci (107 km / 66 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
94 km S da Padang (pop: 840,400) --> Vedi sismi vicini
114 km SSO da Solok (pop: 48,400) --> Vedi sismi vicini
116 km ONO da Sungai Penuh (pop: 95,900) --> Vedi sismi vicini
133 km SSE da Pariaman (pop: 92,200) --> Vedi sismi vicini
138 km SSO da Sijunjung (pop: 27,800) --> Vedi sismi vicini
165 km S da Bukittinggi (pop: 98,700) --> Vedi sismi vicini
177 km S da Payakumbuh (pop: 121,600) --> Vedi sismi vicini
282 km SSO da Pekanbaru (pop: 704,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
521 km SO da Batam (pop: 1,164,400) --> Vedi sismi vicini
870 km NO da Giacarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> Vedi sismi vicini
32 km ONO da Pulau Baringin Island --> Vedi sismi vicini
269 km SO da Sumatra Island (pop: 50,365,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 28.4°C (83 F), humidity: 75%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from NW
Fonte dati primaria: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 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.
MagnitudineProfonditàUbicazioneFonte
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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Aftershocks of the 5.3 quake Indian Ocean, 94 km south of Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia, 18 Nov 2020 11:42 am (GMT +7)

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (0 quakes):
So far, no aftershocks have been registered.

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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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