Mag. 4.2 earthquake - 121 km south of Medan, Sumatera Utara, Indonesia, on Saturday, 14 Nov 3.26 pm (GMT +7) -

Mag. 4.2 earthquake  - 121 km south of Medan, Sumatera Utara, Indonesia, on Saturday, 14 Nov 3.26 pm (GMT +7)

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 72 km depth

14 Nov 08:31 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 5 minutes.
14 Nov 08:35: Now using data updates from BMKG
18 Nov 04:50: Now using data updates from BMKG
Update Sat, 14 Nov 2020, 08:33
Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake 81 km southwest of Pematangsiantar, Indonesia
4.2 quake 43 km S of Tongging, Indonesia, 14 Nov 3.26 pm (GMT +7)
4.2 quake 43 km S of Tongging, Indonesia, 14 Nov 3.26 pm (GMT +7)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 occurred early afternoon on Saturday 14 November 2020 at 3.26 pm local time near the town of Tongging, Indonesia, as reported by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at an intermediate depth of 72 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Tongging (pop. 16,000) located 43 km from the epicenter, Tomok Bolon (pop. 10,000) 44 km away, Parapat (pop. 10,000) 52 km away, Kabanjahe (pop. 57,200) 66 km away, Berastagi (pop. 44,800) 76 km away, Pematangsiantar (pop. 209,600) 81 km away, Singkil (pop. 46,800) 82 km away, and Sibolga (pop. 79,700) 92 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 14 Nov 2020 08:26:17 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 14 Nov 3.26 pm (GMT +7)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 72.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.51°N / 98.49°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Toba (43 km / 27 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
43 km (27 mi) S of Tongging (Kabupaten Karo) (pop: 16,000)
44 km (27 mi) WSW of Tomok Bolon (Kabupaten Samosir) (pop: 10,000)
66 km (41 mi) S of Kabanjahe (pop: 57,200)
76 km (47 mi) S of Berastagi (pop: 44,800)
81 km (51 mi) SW of Pematangsiantar (pop: 209,600)
92 km (57 mi) NNW of Sibolga (pop: 79,700)
121 km (75 mi) S of Medan (pop: 1,751,000)
1343 km (834 mi) NW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
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 4.272 km- 52 km SSW of Tongging, IndonesiaBMKG
M 4.5106 kmNORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIAEMSC
M 4.597 km52 Km SSW of Tongging, IndonesiaUSGS
M 4.6104 kmNorthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGFZ
M 4.272 kmNorthern Sumatra, IndonesiaBMKG

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