Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Savu Sea, 111 km north of Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 11:55 pm (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Savu Sea, 111 km north of Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 11:55 pm (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 119 km depth

12 Dec 16:01 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
12 Dec 16:03: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 107.0 to 112.0 km (from 66 to 70 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 12 km (7.7 mi) towards N.
... [show all] ...
13 Dec 06:50: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.5. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 117.0 to 119.0 km (from 73 to 74 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.2 km (1.4 mi) towards S.
Date & time: 12 Dec 2020 15:55:24 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 11:55 pm (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 119.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.21°S / 123.33°E (Savu Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ililabalekan (75 km / 47 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
111 km (69 mi) NNW of Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) NW of Soe (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan) (pop: 27,700) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) W of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (87 mi) ESE of Maumere (pop: 47,600) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) W of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) ESE of Ende (pop: 77,200) --> See nearby quakes!
257 km (160 mi) WSW of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
322 km (200 mi) ESE of Ruteng (Kabupaten Manggarai) (pop: 34,600) --> See nearby quakes!
340 km (211 mi) E of Waingapu (pop: 48,800) --> See nearby quakes!
387 km (240 mi) ESE of Labuan Bajo (pop: 188,700) --> See nearby quakes!
250 km (156 mi) ESE of Flores Island (pop: 1,831,000) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) SW of Pura Island (pop: 5,350) --> See nearby quakes!
296 km (184 mi) W of Timor Island (pop: 3,182,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 28.7°C (84 F), humidity: 73%, wind: 2 m/s (5 kts) from SSW
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
Show interactive Map
[smaller] [bigger]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! Other users would love to hear about it!
Also if you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable also to earthquake science and earthquake hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. You can use your device location or the map to indicate where you were during the earthquake. Thank you!

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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.5119 kmTimor Region, IndonesiaBMKG
5.297 kmTIMOR REGION, INDONESIAEMSC
5.3109 kmTimor Region, IndonesiaGFZ
5.2106 km64 Km NW of Naisano Dua, IndonesiaUSGS
5.3107 kmTimor Region, IndonesiaGeoAu

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
near Ende, East Nusa Tenggara (172.1 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android

Aftershocks

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 22 Jan 2021 01:01 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    49 km (30.4 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Try our free app!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Android | iOS version
Why is there advertising on this site?
Support us - Help us upgrade our services!
We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
We need financing to increase hard- and software capacity as well as support our editor team. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features, write great content, and in upgrading our soft- and hardware, please make a donation (PayPal or Online credit card payment).

Planned features:
  • Weather reports
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Design upgrades
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive from 1900 onwards
  • Additional seismic data sources
  • Improved content in English
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.