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Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Sumba Region, Indonesia on Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Light mag. 4.9 earthquake  - Sumba Region, Indonesia on Tuesday, 29 September 2020
29 Sep 18:05 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 9 minutes.
29 Sep 18:10: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.8. Epicenter location corrected by 1.6 km (1 mi) towards SE.
30 Sep 16:25: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 4.9. Epicenter location corrected by 9.2 km (5.7 mi) towards NNW.
Date & time: Tuesday, 29 September 2020 17:55 UTC
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.8°S / 119.09°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Wai Sano (163 km / 101 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
130 km (81 mi) W of Waingapu (pop: 48,800)
142 km (88 mi) SW of Komodo (pop: 2,000)
154 km (96 mi) SE of Bima (pop: 67,000)
156 km (97 mi) SE of Dompu (pop: 49,000)
169 km (105 mi) SW of Labuan Bajo (pop: 188,700)
1406 km (874 mi) SE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 26.8°C (80 F), humidity: 82%, wind: 6 m/s (12 kts) from ESE
Primary data source: BMKG
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 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.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 29 Sep 17:55 UTCM 4.9 / 10 kmSumba Region, IndonesiaBMKG
Tue, 29 Sep 17:55 UTCM 4.9 / 2 kmSumba Region, IndonesiaEMSC
Tue, 29 Sep 17:55 UTCM 4.9 / 10 km125 Km SSW of Komodo, IndonesiaUSGS
Tue, 29 Sep 17:55 UTCM 4.7 / 10 kmSumbawa Region, IndonesiaGFZ

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Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Sumba Region, Indonesia on Tuesday, 29 September 2020

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