Mag. 4.2 earthquake - 2539 km east of Jakarta, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 8 September 2020 at 18:44 (GMT) -

Mag. 4.2 earthquake  - 2539 km east of Jakarta, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 8 September 2020 at 18:44 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 37 km depth

8 Sep 19:00 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 16 minutes.
11 Sep 20:05: Now using data updates from BMKG
Date & time: 8 Sep 2020 06:44:26 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 37.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.35°S / 129.81°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Serua (20 km / 12 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
21 km (13 mi) W of Trana
56 km (35 mi) NE of Bumai
99 km (61 mi) NE of Jafila
335 km (208 mi) WSW of Tual (Karasu İlçesi) (pop: 39,500)
346 km (215 mi) SSE of Ambon City (Primorskiy Rayon) (pop: 355,600)
349 km (217 mi) SSE of Amahai (Greve Kommune) (pop: 47,700)
629 km (391 mi) SSW of Sorong (Sānghar) (pop: 125,500)
2539 km (1578 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: BMKG
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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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 4.237 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)BMKG
M 4.310 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)EMSC
M 4.237 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)BMKG

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