Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Timor Sea, 46 km southeast of Soe, Indonesia, on Friday, 14 August 2020 at 13:21 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Timor Sea, 46 km southeast of Soe, Indonesia, on Friday, 14 August 2020 at 13:21 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 30 km depth

14 Aug 13:27 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 6 minutes.
Aug 14 13:39: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 12.0 to 32.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 32.0 to 33.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 33.0 to 30.0 km.
Date & time: 14 Aug 2020 13:21:38 UTC -
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.24°S / 124.44°E (Timor Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Sirung (193 km / 120 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
46 km (28 mi) SSE of Soe (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan) (pop: 27,700) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) S of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) E of Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (84 mi) SSW of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) SW of Suai (Timor-Leste) (pop: 21,500) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) SSW of mariana (Maliana, Timor-Leste) (pop: 22,000) --> See nearby quakes!
209 km (130 mi) SSW of Likisa (Timor-Leste) (pop: 19,000) --> See nearby quakes!
225 km (140 mi) SSW of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
304 km (189 mi) SE of Maumere (pop: 47,600) --> See nearby quakes!
342 km (213 mi) ESE of Ende (pop: 77,200) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) SW of Timor Island (pop: 3,182,700) --> See nearby quakes!
216 km (134 mi) S of Pura Island (pop: 5,350) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 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.
5.030 kmTimor Region, IndonesiaEMSC
5.130 kmTimor Region (Indonesia)BMKG
5.110 kmTimor Region (Indonesia)GFZ
5.032 km41 km SSE of Soe, IndonesiaUSGS

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Kalgoorlie West australia / Weak shaking (MMI III)
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 19 Aug 2020 16:30 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    23.8 km (14.8 mi) depth
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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