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Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - Borneo on Sunday, 20 December 2015

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.0 quake: Borneo, 20 Dec 2015 18:47, which had occurred 4 hours earlier.
Light mag. 4.4 earthquake  - Borneo on Sunday, 20 December 2015
21 Dec 09:16 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 hours.
Date & time: Sunday, 20 December 2015 22:55 UTC
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.61°N / 117.78°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Bombalai (89 km / 55 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
39 km (24 mi) NE of Tarakan (pop: 97,500)
72 km (45 mi) S of Tawau (pop: 306,500)
97 km (61 mi) NE of Tanjung Selor (pop: 0)
134 km (83 mi) SW of Semporna (pop: 62,600)
169 km (105 mi) SW of Lahad Datu (pop: 105,600)
1634 km (1015 mi) NE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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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.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 20 Dec 22:55 UTCM 4.4 / 10 kmBorneoGFZ
Sun, 20 Dec 22:55 UTCM 4.4 / 10 kmKALIMANTAN, INDONESIAEMSC

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Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - Borneo on Sunday, 20 December 2015

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