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Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Bali Region, Indonesia on Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Light mag. 4.9 earthquake  - Bali Region, Indonesia on Tuesday, 12 May 2020
12 May 00:30 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 9 minutes.
May 12 10:15: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 4.9.
Date & time: Tuesday, 12 May 2020 00:20 UTC
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.29°S / 115.99°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Punikan (24 km / 15 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) NW of Gili Trawangan (pop: 1,500)
10 km (6 mi) NW of Gili Meno (pop: 500)
13 km (8 mi) NW of Gili Air (pop: 1,800)
35 km (22 mi) NW of Mataram (pop: 318,700)
94 km (58 mi) NE of Denpasar (pop: 834,900)
1035 km (643 mi) SE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: BMKG
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 12 May 00:20 UTCM 4.9 / 10 kmBali Region, IndonesiaBMKG
Tue, 12 May 00:20 UTCM 4.8 / 10 kmBali Region, IndonesiaEMSC

User reports for this quake (44)

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37.2 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : My glass doors were shaking as if a heavy truck just passed by. Shaking for quite long. Frequent vibrations (reported through our app)
Ubud, Gianyar (82.8 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was awoken by the feeling of shaking. There wasn't much accompanying sound, just the feeling. It continued for approximately 30-45 seconds.
Amed, Abang, Karangasem (39.5 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
7.8 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
106 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Very weak shaking felt on 4th floor of the building, those on other floors didnt really notice
amed, bali (39.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Gili Air (12.2 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : A few solid shakes for a couple of seconds. Some loose items fell over, whole house was rattling. (reported through our app)
Mataram (36 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
8.6 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
60.4 km W of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
37.2 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Amed (38.9 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
44.7 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Denpasar / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Ubud / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Senggigi / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Mangsit Senggigi Lombok / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Amed / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Senggigi - Batu Layar / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Ubud Bali / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Bunutan, Amed, Bali / Light shaking (MMI IV) : A few seconds of shaking, strong rattle of glass doors.
Penestanan Ubud / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Gili Air / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Banyuning - Amed / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 10 seconds light shaking
Ubud / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ubud, Bali / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Light slow shaking of whole building, felt indoors.
(Indonesia, 83 km W of epicenter) : Windows rattled for 5 sec. (reported through EMSC)
Ubud (Indonesia, 85 km W of epicenter) : Nothing to worry, I could feel it but kept my calm. (reported through EMSC)
(Indonesia, 84 km W of epicenter) : Slight shaking for a few seconds (reported through EMSC)
(Indonesia, 78 km W of epicenter) : Soft long bed shaking. I thought it was my husband moving but then... he was not on the bed! Was the earthquake :) (reported through EMSC)
(Indonesia, 44 km W of epicenter) : Strong feeling for 30 seconds in Senggigi (reported through EMSC)
Abang (Indonesia, 42 km W of epicenter) : Bali, Amed (reported through EMSC)
Mataram (Indonesia, 8 km SE of epicenter) : Felt very strong in Gili Trawangan (reported through EMSC)
Pemenang (Indonesia, 7 km SE of epicenter) : Bonne vibration des portes et de la structure de la maison. (reported through EMSC)
Ubud (Indonesia, 81 km W of epicenter) : Noticeable shaking for 10 sec. Ubud (reported through EMSC)
Karangasem (Indonesia, 51 km SW of epicenter) : Candidasa (reported through EMSC)
Karangasem (Indonesia, 51 km SW of epicenter) : Candidasa. The bed and the whole house were shaking for several seconds. It was 8:21 Bali time (reported through EMSC)
Abang (Indonesia, 37 km W of epicenter) : Reasonable strong shake felt on the first floor for about 30 seconds (reported through EMSC)
(Indonesia, 36 km W of epicenter) : Laying in my bed.. I count at least to 5 sec before it stop.. no damaged to walls or windows Bruno in Bengle (reported through EMSC)
Sekarbela (Indonesia, 35 km S of epicenter) : Terasa kuat (reported through EMSC)
Abang (Indonesia, 32 km W of epicenter) : Strong enough to wake me up in Gili T. Shaking for about 20seconds (reported through EMSC)
(Indonesia, 23 km S of epicenter) : Shaking doors, (reported through EMSC)
(Indonesia, 12 km SE of epicenter) : Living on Gili Air (reported through EMSC)
Mataram (Indonesia, 6 km SE of epicenter) : Gili trawangan (reported through EMSC)

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Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Bali Region, Indonesia on Tuesday, 12 May 2020
 

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