Mag. 4.2 earthquake - 2499 km east of Jakarta, Indonesia, on Thursday, 8 October 2020 at 23:58 (GMT) -

Mag. 4.2 earthquake  - 2499 km east of Jakarta, Indonesia, on Thursday, 8 October 2020 at 23:58 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 230 km depth

9 Oct 00:30 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 32 minutes.
9 Oct 17:45: Magnitude recalculated from 4.0 to 4.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 237.0 to 230.0 km (from 147 to 143 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.2 km (1.4 mi) towards N.
12 Oct 01:17: Now using data updates from BMKG
Date & time: 8 Oct 2020 11:58:35 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 230.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.1°S / 129.45°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Teon (42 km / 26 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
312 km (194 mi) ENE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200)
364 km (226 mi) ENE of Baucau (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000)
400 km (249 mi) WSW of Tual (pop: 39,500)
404 km (251 mi) SSE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600)
422 km (262 mi) S of Amahai (pop: 47,700)
457 km (284 mi) ENE of Dili (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000)
549 km (341 mi) ENE of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800)
2499 km (1553 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 27.2°C (81 F), humidity: 78%, wind: 7 m/s (14 kts) from E
Primary data source: BMKG
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 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 4.2230 kmBanda Sea, IndonesiaBMKG
M 4.0237 kmKepulauan Babar, IndonesiaEMSC
M 4.2230 kmBanda Sea, IndonesiaBMKG

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