Mag. 4.9 earthquake - 154 km southwest of Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, on Saturday, 15 August 2020 at 07:12 (GMT) -

Mag. 4.9 earthquake  - 154 km southwest of Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, on Saturday, 15 August 2020 at 07:12 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 58 km depth

15 Aug 07:19 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Aug 15 07:22: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.1.
Aug 15 07:42: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 58.0 km.
Aug 15 07:44: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 4.9.
Update Sat, 15 Aug 2020, 08:15
The magnitude of today's tremor was recalculated from 4.9 to 5.1. This is normal, as more data and more precise (but more time-intensive) calculations are being done by seismological agencies.
Update Sat, 15 Aug 2020, 08:05
Australia moving closer to Bali - magnitude 4.9 quake felt in southern Java and Bali
Tectonic setting of Java and Bali showing the NNE movement of the Australian Plate (image: USGS)
Tectonic setting of Java and Bali showing the NNE movement of the Australian Plate (image: USGS)
A light to moderate magnitude 4.9 quake occurred at approx. 58 km depth and 150 km south of East Java or 200 km SW of Bali's capital Denpasar. It was felt as light shaking by many people in the southern coastal areas of East Java and Bali.
There is no tsunami threat and no damage should be expected due to its depth and distance.
According to some people who sent in reports of their experience, the quake was felt during between 5-30 seconds. Some first heard a rumbling sound before actual shaking was perceived.
The quake is a result of the dominant tectonic setting of the area: the NNE-moving Australian plate is sliding (subducting) under the continental Sunda Plate, on which Java and Bali sit. In this area, the Australian plate moves at 71 mm per year, but this movement is not continuous, but in small and larger steps when earthquakes occur, releasing accumulated stress at the boundary between the top of the sinking Australian plate and the upper mantle beneath the Sunda plate, into which the former is sinking. Today's quake was such an event: Australia moved a tiny bit closer to Bali, by a millimeter or so. Over the next few millions of years, the distance will continue to shrink considerably.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 15 Aug 2020 07:12:12 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 58.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.37°S / 114.02°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Raung (168 km / 104 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
109 km (68 mi) S of Gambiran Satu (pop: 22,500)
110 km (68 mi) SSW of Muncar (pop: 64,500)
113 km (70 mi) S of Genteng (pop: 79,700)
132 km (82 mi) SSW of Banyuwangi (pop: 108,200)
138 km (86 mi) SSE of Jember (pop: 298,600)
154 km (96 mi) WSW of Denpasar (pop: 834,900)
274 km (170 mi) SSE of Surabaya (pop: 2,374,700)
865 km (537 mi) ESE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 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 4.958 kmSouth of Bali, IndonesiaGFZ
M 4.960 kmSouth Of Bali, IndonesiaEMSC
M 5.242 kmSouth of Java, IndonesiaGeoAu
M 5.610 kmSouth of Bali, IndonesiaBMKG
M 4.959 km106 km SSW of Muncar, IndonesiaUSGS

User reports for this quake (34)

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Bromo (198.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Light shaking, first felt like very strong wind gusts (on the upper floor in a light structured building). | One user found this interesting.
153.1 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
155.1 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
233 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Batu, panderman hill (reported through our app)
156.1 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Weak shaking East Denpasar (reported through our app)
137.5 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Semin Baliyak / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : main shaking, then 5-6 more much small shaking events
SANUR / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Driving bike was not sure...hahaha
ubud / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Bali - Kuta - Jl. Dewi Sri / Sunset Road / Weak shaking (MMI III)
sawangan / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Legian (Indonesia, 141 km NE of epicenter) : Location: Kerobokan, Kuta Utara, BaliDidn't feel it but our roof and home frame creaked momentarily. Our dogs started barking looking up at roof and we thought maybe was just a rat or a monkey goofing around again.I went outside to check and there was no animals on the roof, but instead I found a leprechaun sleeping in the garden.. He was terribly hung over and looked like he was sleeping for hours, so it wasn't him either.So that's when we figured it must have been an earthquake.. Checked the app and it was confirmed. | One user found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)
Krajan Wetan Tanjungrejo (Indonesia, 118 km NW of epicenter) : Strong, 8 sec (reported through EMSC)
Banjar Paangkelod (Indonesia, 148 km NE of epicenter) : Denpasar (reported through EMSC)
(Indonesia, 293 km NW of epicenter) : felt in Jember, East Java, - 10 seconds (reported through EMSC)
Ubud (Indonesia, 156 km NE of epicenter) : South Ubud lasted more than 15 seconds (reported through EMSC)
Dajan Tangluk (Indonesia, 147 km NE of epicenter) : Felt little shake in sanur (reported through EMSC)
Banjar Medura (Indonesia, 146 km NE of epicenter) : Quite big but last only for few second (reported through EMSC)
Banjar Dauhrurung (Indonesia, 137 km NE of epicenter) : Very short and just a few rumblings (reported through EMSC)
Jimbaran (Indonesia, 132 km NE of epicenter) : Ling gentle one) (reported through EMSC)
Jimbaran (Indonesia, 132 km NE of epicenter) : Se sintio muy fuerte en ungasan jimbaran bali (reported through EMSC)
Mojosarikrajan (Indonesia, 127 km NW of epicenter) : Terasa goyang (reported through EMSC)
Sepanjang (Indonesia, 112 km NW of epicenter) : Felt a slow powerful tremor (reported through EMSC)
Mataram (Indonesia, 241 km E of epicenter) : Felt at 2nd floor lombok island gebang (reported through EMSC)
Malang (Indonesia, 215 km NW of epicenter) : Terasa goyang dikit. (reported through EMSC)
Dajan Tangluk (Indonesia, 151 km NE of epicenter) : Small shaking East Denpasar (reported through EMSC)
Banjar Taman (Indonesia, 150 km NE of epicenter) : 30 seconds - light (reported through EMSC)
(Indonesia, 146 km NE of epicenter) : mild just felt little shake 5 -8 seconds (reported through EMSC)
Legian (Indonesia, 141 km NE of epicenter) : Windows were shaking a little bit (reported through EMSC)
Legian (Indonesia, 141 km NE of epicenter) : quiet strong for seconds (reported through EMSC)
Banjar Pangkungtibah Selatan (Indonesia, 140 km NE of epicenter) : Really short and not that strong i think? (reported through EMSC)
Jimbaran (Indonesia, 135 km NE of epicenter) : Could hear it coming 3 seconds before I felt it. (reported through EMSC)
Krajan (Indonesia, 128 km N of epicenter) : Cukup kencang dibanyuwangi (reported through EMSC)
Mojosarikrajan (Indonesia, 126 km NW of epicenter) : Lumayan terasa (reported through EMSC)
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