Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - 103 km northeast of Maumere, Kabupaten Sikka, Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia, on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at 18:16 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - 103 km northeast of Maumere, Kabupaten Sikka, Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia, on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at 18:16 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

30 Aug 18:22 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 6 minutes.

Aug 30 18:25: Source data changed from EMSC to BMKG
Aug 30 22:10: Magnitude recalculated from 3.7 to 3.9.
Aug 31 15:55: Magnitude recalculated from 3.9 to 4.0.
Date & time: Aug 30, 2020 18:16:00 UTC
Magnitude: 4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.12°S / 123°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 8.12°N / 57°W
Nearest volcano: Leroboleng (34 km / 21 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
103 km (64 mi) ENE of Maumere (pop: 47,600) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (104 mi) ENE of Ende (pop: 77,200) --> See nearby quakes!
219 km (136 mi) NW of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
235 km (146 mi) WNW of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
238 km (148 mi) NNW of Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
240 km (149 mi) NW of Soe (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan) (pop: 27,700) --> See nearby quakes!
249 km (155 mi) WNW of Maubara (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,300) --> See nearby quakes!
263 km (163 mi) WNW of Maliana (Timor-Leste) (pop: 22,000) --> See nearby quakes!
263 km (163 mi) W of Likisa (Timor-Leste) (pop: 19,000) --> See nearby quakes!
284 km (177 mi) E of Ruteng (Kabupaten Manggarai) (pop: 34,600) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) W of Pura Island (pop: 5,350) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.010 kmFlores Region, IndonesiaBMKG
3.710 kmFlores Region, IndonesiaEMSC

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