Moderate mag. 3.9 earthquake - 124 km south of Luwuk, Kabupaten Banggai, Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia, on Friday, 20 Nov 2020 1:30 pm (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 3.9 earthquake - 124 km south of Luwuk, Kabupaten Banggai, Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia, on Friday, 20 Nov 2020 1:30 pm (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 3.9 earthquake at 10 km depth

20 Nov 05:42 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 12 minutes.
20 Nov 06:20: Now using data updates from BMKG
26 Nov 07:05: Now using data updates from BMKG
Date & time: 20 Nov 2020 05:30:17 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 20 Nov 2020 1:30 pm (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 3.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2°S / 122.42°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Una Una (223 km / 139 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
124 km (77 mi) SSW of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (123 mi) ESE of Poso (pop: 47,100) --> See nearby quakes!
220 km (137 mi) N of Kendari (pop: 195,000) --> See nearby quakes!
271 km (168 mi) ENE of Palopo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
291 km (181 mi) SSW of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
300 km (187 mi) ENE of Rantepao (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
308 km (192 mi) ESE of Palu (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
366 km (227 mi) NE of Watampone (pop: 81,600) --> See nearby quakes!
472 km (293 mi) SW of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
482 km (300 mi) NE of Makassar (pop: 1,321,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1010 joules (12.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 10.7 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 3.910 kmSulawesi, IndonesiaBMKG
M 3.910 kmSULAWESI, INDONESIAEMSC
M 3.910 kmSulawesi, IndonesiaBMKG

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