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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Savu Sea, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 7 October 2020 at 06:50 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - Savu Sea, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 7 October 2020 at 06:50 (GMT)
7 Oct 06:59 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
7 Oct 07:00: Now using data updates from BMKG
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12 Oct 01:15: Now using data updates from BMKG
Date & time: 2020-10-07 06:50:13 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 47.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.58°S / 121.08°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Inierie (194 km / 121 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
136 km (85 mi) SE of Waingapu (pop: 48,800)
1639 km (1019 mi) SE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 27.7°C (82 F), humidity: 63%, wind: 4 m/s (9 kts) from SSE
Primary data source: BMKG
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 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
2020-10-07 06:50:13 UTCM 5.1 / 47 kmSavu Sea, IndonesiaBMKG
2020-10-07 06:50:14 UTCM 4.9 / 67 kmSumba Region, IndonesiaEMSC
2020-10-07 06:50:13 UTCM 4.9 / 51.6 km117 Km SE of Waingapu, IndonesiaUSGS
2020-10-07 06:50:13 UTCM 5.1 / 44.4 kmSavu Sea, IndonesiaGeoAu
2020-10-07 06:50:13 UTCM 4.8 / 52 kmSavu Sea, IndonesiaGFZ
2020-10-07 06:50:13 UTCM 5.1 / 47 kmSavu Sea, IndonesiaBMKG

User reports for this quake (2)

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229 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s (reported through our app)
Malak, Darwin Australia (1090.3 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Just a Light Shake (reported through our app)


Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Savu Sea, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 7 October 2020 at 06:50 (GMT)
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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Savu Sea, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 7 October 2020 at 06:50 (GMT)

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