Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - 43 km east of Soe, Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Monday, 7 Dec 2020 3:49 pm (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - 43 km east of Soe, Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Monday, 7 Dec 2020 3:49 pm (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

7 Dec 07:55 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 6 minutes.
Update Mon, 7 Dec 2020, 07:57
Magnitude 4.4 earthquake strikes near Soe, Indonesia
4.4 quake 7 Dec 3:49 pm (GMT +8)
4.4 quake 7 Dec 3:49 pm (GMT +8)
Just 8 minutes ago, a 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck near Soe, Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. The tremor was recorded early afternoon on Monday 7 December 2020 at 3.49 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.
The event was filed by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG), the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.4 earthquake as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Soe (pop. 27,700) located 43 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Kefamenanu (pop. 29,500) located 57 km from the epicenter, Pante Makasar (pop. 4,700) 86 km away, Suai (pop. 21,500) 93 km away, and Atambua (pop. 35,800) 94 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 7 Dec 2020 07:49:05 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, 7 Dec 2020 3:49 pm (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.92°S / 124.67°E (East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Sirung (168 km / 104 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
43 km (27 mi) E of Soe (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan) (pop: 27,700) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (35 mi) SSE of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) SSE of Pante Makasar (Pante Macassar, Oecusse, Timor-Leste) (pop: 4,730) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) SW of Suai (Cova Lima, Timor-Leste) (pop: 21,500) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) SSW of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (74 mi) SSW of mariana (Maliana, Bobonaro, Timor-Leste) (pop: 22,000) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (74 mi) ENE of Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (112 mi) SSW of Delhi (Díli, Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
306 km (190 mi) ESE of Maumere (pop: 47,600) --> See nearby quakes!
351 km (218 mi) ESE of Ende (pop: 77,200) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) SW of Timor Island (pop: 3,182,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 28.5°C (83 F), humidity: 76%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from ESE
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 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.
4.410 kmTimor Region, IndonesiaBMKG
4.410 kmTIMOR REGION, IndonesiaEMSC

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