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Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake 58 km north of Ruteng, Indonesia

Thu, 14 Jan 2021, 00:23
00:23 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
4.5 quake 14 Jan 8:03 am (GMT +8)
4.5 quake 14 Jan 8:03 am (GMT +8)
Just 12 minutes ago, a 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck near Ruteng, Kabupaten Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. The tremor was recorded in the morning on Thursday 14 January 2021 at 8:03 am local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.
The event was filed by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG), the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.5 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 Ruteng (pop. 34,600) located 58 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Labuan Bajo (pop. 188,700) located 74 km from the epicenter.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you’re in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.
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Earthquake data:
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Date & time: 14 Jan 2021 8:03 am (GMT +8) local time (14 Jan 2021 00:03 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.09°S / 120.4°E (Flores Sea, Indonesia)
Primary data source: BMKG
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