Info on the earthquake: mag. Earthquake 4.1 – 8 km northwest of Bukittinggi, West Sumatra, Indonesia, May 21 at 9:36 p.m. (GMT +7)
Medium magnitude earthquake 4.1 to 10 km deep
21 May 02:41 PM UTC: First to report: EMSC after 5 minutes.
May 21 14:45: Now uses data updates from BMKG
Updated Fri, May 21, 2021, 2:45 PM
Moderate 4.2 magnitude tremor just reported 5 km southeast of Bukittinggi, Indonesia
4.2 earthquake May 21 21:36 (GMT +7)
A magnitude 4.2 earthquake occurred just 9 minutes ago 5 km southeast of Bukittinggi, Indonesia, the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) reported.
The quake struck at a shallow depth of 10 km below the epicenter near Bukittinggi, West Sumatra, Indonesia, on the evening of Friday, May 21, 2021 at 9:36 p.m. local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter and depth of the quake could be revised in the next few hours or minutes, as seismologists review the data and refine their calculations, or when other agencies release their report.
Based on preliminary seismic data, the quake was likely felt by many people in the epicenter area. It should not have caused any significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Bukittinggi (98,700 inhabitants) located 5 km from the epicenter, the earthquake should have been felt as a slight tremor.
Weak tremors could have been felt in Payakumbuh (121,600 inhabitants) located 32 km from the epicenter and in Pariaman (92,200 inhabitants) at 42 km.
Other towns near the epicenter where the earthquake could have been felt as very weak tremors include Solok (48,400 inhabitants) located 59 km from the epicenter, Padang (840,400 inhabitants) 67 km and Sijunjung (27,800 inhabitants) 77 km.
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Date and time: May 21, 2021 2:36:33 PM UTC –
Local time at epicenter: May 21 21:36 (GMT +7)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.27 ° S / 100.31 ° E (West Sumatra, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Marapi (10 km / 6 mi)
8 km (5 mi) west of Bukittinggi (pop: 98700) -> See nearby earthquakes!
36 km (23 mi) west of Payakumbuh (pop: 121600) -> See nearby earthquakes!
44 km (27 mi) NNE from Pariaman (pop: 92,200) -> See nearby earthquakes!
71 km (44 mi) northwest of Solok (pop: 48,400) -> See nearby earthquakes!
76 km (47 mi) north of Padang (pop: 840,400) -> See nearby earthquakes!
88 km (55 mi) west of Sijunjung (pop: 27,800) -> See nearby earthquakes!
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Broken clouds 21.6 ° C (71 F), humidity: 97%, wind: 0 m / s (0 kts) from SW
Main data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated energy released: 8.9 x 10ten joules (24.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 21.3 tonnes of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|4.1||10 km||South Sumatra, Indonesia||BMKG|
|4.2||10 km||SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA||EMSC|
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