Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Indonesia, 184 km northeast of Dili (Díli, Timor-Leste), on Monday, 19 Oct 11.11 pm (GMT +9) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Indonesia, 184 km northeast of Dili (Díli, Timor-Leste), on Monday, 19 Oct 11.11 pm (GMT +9)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 364 km depth

19 Oct 14:18 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
19 Oct 14:20: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 373.0 to 377.0 km (from 232 to 234 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 9 km (5.6 mi) towards N.
19 Oct 14:20: Now using data updates from BMKG
22 Oct 15:55: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 361.0 to 364.0 km (from 224 to 226 mi).
Update Mon, 19 Oct 2020, 14:52
Moderate, but deep earthquake of magnitude 5.0 reported in Indonesia
A magnitude 5.0 earthquake 41 minutes ago was reported by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG), considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in Indonesia. The earthquake occurred at great depth of 361 km (224 mi) beneath the epicenter given as 149 Km N Of Baukau, Timor Leste on 19 Oct 11:11 pm (GMT +9) local time. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change within the next hours as the agency continues to process the seismic data.
Our monitoring service at VolcanoDiscovery also identified a second report from the USGS agency which listed the quake at magnitude 5.2. Other agencies reporting the same quake include GeoAu (magnitude 5.2), GFZ (magnitude 5.0), EMSC (magnitude 5.2).
Towns and cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt include Baucau (pop. 16,000) in 134 km (83 mi) distance, Lospalos (pop. 17,200) in 144 km (89 mi) distance, Dili (pop. 150,000) in 184 km (114 mi) distance, Same (pop. 25,000) in 220 km (137 mi) distance.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 19 Oct 2020 02:11:58 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, 19 Oct 11.11 pm (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 364.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.28°S / 126.63°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Gunung Api Wetar (71 km / 44 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
134 km (83 mi) N of Baucau (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000)
144 km (89 mi) NNW of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200)
154 km (96 mi) N of Venilale (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000)
184 km (114 mi) NE of Dili (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000)
279 km (173 mi) NE of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800)
338 km (210 mi) NE of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500)
434 km (270 mi) SSW of Ambon City (pop: 355,600)
2188 km (1360 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 27.7°C (82 F), humidity: 74%, wind: 7 m/s (14 kts) from ESE
Primary data source: BMKG
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 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.
M 5.0364 kmBanda Sea, IndonesiaBMKG
M 5.2372 kmKepulauan Barat Daya, IndonesiaEMSC
M 5.3377 kmBanda Sea, IndonesiaGFZ
M 5.2371 kmBanda Sea, IndonesiaGeoAu
M 5.2371 kmKepulauan Barat Daya, IndonesiaUSGS

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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake Indonesia, 184 km northeast of Dili (Díli, Timor-Leste), 19 Oct 11.11 pm (GMT +9)

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 05 Nov 2020 19:00 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    319 km (198.2 mi) depth
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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