Significant earthquake of magnitude 5.2 just reported 102 km northeast of Kendari, Indonesia
Wed, 2 Dec 2020, 20:5620:56 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Indonesia was shaken near Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi, by an earthquake of magnitude 5.2 only 9 minutes ago, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported.
5.2 quake 3 Dec 4:36 am (GMT +8)
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia, early morning on Thursday 3 December 2020 at 4.36 am local time. 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 5.2 earthquake as well.
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 Kendari (pop. 195,000) located 102 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: Wed, 2 Dec 20:36 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.41°S / 123.37°E
Primary data source: BMKG