Mag. 3.1 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 94 km west of Pulau Sumba Island, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 5 August 2020 at 23:20 (GMT) -

Mag. 3.1 earthquake  - Indian Ocean, 94 km west of Pulau Sumba Island, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 5 August 2020 at 23:20 (GMT)

Minor magnitude 3.1 earthquake at 16 km depth

5 Aug 23:30 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 10 minutes.
Aug 6 03:20: Magnitude recalculated from 3.2 to 3.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 12.0 to 16.0 km.
Date & time: 5 Aug 2020 23:20:23 UTC -
Magnitude: 3.1
Depth: 16.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.92°S / 119.14°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Wai Sano (184 km / 114 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
127 km (79 mi) WSW of Waingapu (pop: 48,800) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) SSW of Komodo (pop: 2,000) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) SSE of Bima (pop: 67,000) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) SSE of Dompu (pop: 49,000) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (111 mi) SSW of Labuan Bajo (pop: 188,700) --> See nearby quakes!
206 km (128 mi) SW of Ruteng (Kabupaten Manggarai) (pop: 34,600) --> See nearby quakes!
247 km (153 mi) SE of Sumbawa Besar (pop: 52,700) --> See nearby quakes!
302 km (187 mi) WSW of Ende (pop: 77,200) --> See nearby quakes!
343 km (213 mi) ESE of Praya (Kabupaten Lombok Tengah) (pop: 35,200) --> See nearby quakes!
1415 km (879 mi) ESE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) WSW of Pulau Sumba Island (pop: 686,100) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) W of Pulau Watusipu Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 109 joules (783 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.674 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 3.116 kmSumba Region, IndonesiaBMKG
M 3.212 kmSumba Region, IndonesiaEMSC

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Mag. 3.1 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 94 km west of Pulau Sumba Island, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 5 August 2020 at 23:20 (GMT)
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