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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - 116 Km S of Katabu, Indonesia, on Friday, 9 October 2020 at 02:57 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - 116 Km S of Katabu, Indonesia, on Friday, 9 October 2020 at 02:57 (GMT)
9 Oct 03:04 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
9 Oct 03:05: Now using data updates from BMKG
9 Oct 18:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.3. Epicenter location corrected by 2.2 km (1.4 mi) towards W.
Date & time: 2020-10-09 02:57:21 UTC
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.98°S / 122.51°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Emperor of China (189 km / 117 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
116 km (72 mi) S of Katabu (pop: 42,800)
1733 km (1077 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 28.2°C (83 F), humidity: 78%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from E
Primary data source: BMKG
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 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
2020-10-09 02:57:21 UTCM 5.3 / 10 km116 Km S of Katabu, IndonesiaBMKG
2020-10-09 02:57:20 UTCM 5.2 / 10 kmFlores Sea, IndonesiaGFZ
2020-10-09 02:57:19 UTCM 5.2 / 2 kmFlores Sea, IndonesiaEMSC
2020-10-09 02:57:20 UTCM 5.3 / 16 kmFlores Sea, IndonesiaGeoAu
2020-10-09 02:57:20 UTCM 5.2 / 11.3 km122 Km S of Katabu, IndonesiaUSGS

User reports for this quake (2)

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Malang (1113.1 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Far from East Java (reported through our app)
Sanur (854.1 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : No, Sulawasi island is far from Bali (reported through our app)

Aftershocks of the 5.3 quake 116 Km S of Katabu, Indonesia, 2020-10-09 02:57 UTC

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (8 quakes):
  • 29 Oct 2020 19:02 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 24 Oct 2020 23:02 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 18 Oct 2020 04:29 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 17 Oct 2020 20:58 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 15 Oct 2020 08:10 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    24 km (14.9 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 10 Oct 2020 17:32 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 10 Oct 2020 09:08 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 09 Oct 2020 06:29 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - 116 Km S of Katabu, Indonesia, on Friday, 9 October 2020 at 02:57 (GMT)

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