Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - Makassar Strait, 3.2 km northwest of Pulau Lingayan Island, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Sunday, 20 Dec 2020 8:09 am (GMT +8) -

Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - Makassar Strait, 3.2 km northwest of Pulau Lingayan Island, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Sunday, 20 Dec 2020 8:09 am (GMT +8)

Light magnitude 3.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

20 Dec 00:40 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 31 minutes.
20 Dec 03:25: Magnitude recalculated from 2.9 to 3.1. Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards S.
Date & time: 20 Dec 2020 00:09:58 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, 20 Dec 2020 8:09 am (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 3.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1°N / 120.22°E (Makassar Strait, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Una Una (203 km / 126 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
216 km (134 mi) N of Palu (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
273 km (170 mi) NNW of Poso (pop: 47,100) --> See nearby quakes!
319 km (198 mi) ENE of Bontang (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
320 km (199 mi) W of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
359 km (223 mi) NW of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
389 km (242 mi) SE of Tarakan (pop: 97,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 28.9°C (84 F), humidity: 72%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from SW
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 109 joules (783 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
3.110 kmMinahassa Peninsula, Sulawesi, IndonesiaBMKG
2.910 kmMINAHASA, SULAWESI, INDONESIAEMSC

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