Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 83 km south of Waingapu, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Tuesday, Dec 29, 2020 8:37 am (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 83 km south of Waingapu, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Tuesday, Dec 29, 2020 8:37 am (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 10 km depth

29 Dec 00:45 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 8 minutes.
29 Dec 00:50: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.0. Epicenter location corrected by 5.5 km (3.4 mi) towards NE.
29 Dec 00:55: Epicenter location corrected by 5.5 km (3.4 mi) towards SW.
29 Dec 08:40: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 4.8. Epicenter location corrected by 4 km (2.5 mi) towards SSW.
Update Tue, 29 Dec 2020, 00:51
Significant magnitude 5.0 quake hits 76 km south of Waingapu, Indonesia in the morning
5.0 quake 29 Dec 8:37 am (GMT +8)
5.0 quake 29 Dec 8:37 am (GMT +8)
Indonesia was shaken near Waingapu, East Nusa Tenggara, by an earthquake of magnitude 5.0 only 14 minutes ago, Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Waingapu, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, in the morning on Tuesday 29 December 2020 at 8:37 am local time. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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.
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 Waingapu (pop. 48,800) located 76 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Dec 29, 2020 00:37:04 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, Dec 29, 2020 8:37 am (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.4°S / 120.33°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Antipode: 10.4°N / 59.67°W
Nearest volcano: Inierie (179 km / 111 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
83 km (52 mi) S of Waingapu (pop: 48,800) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (124 mi) S of Ruteng (Kabupaten Manggarai) (pop: 34,600) --> See nearby quakes!
217 km (135 mi) SSE of Labuan Bajo (pop: 188,700) --> See nearby quakes!
221 km (138 mi) SSE of Komodo (pop: 2,000) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) SW of Ende (pop: 77,200) --> See nearby quakes!
278 km (173 mi) SE of Bima (pop: 67,000) --> See nearby quakes!
286 km (178 mi) SW of Maumere (pop: 47,600) --> See nearby quakes!
291 km (181 mi) SE of Dompu (pop: 49,000) --> See nearby quakes!
360 km (223 mi) W of Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
383 km (238 mi) ESE of Sumbawa Besar (pop: 52,700) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (54 mi) SSE of Pulau Sumba Island (pop: 686,100) --> See nearby quakes!
216 km (134 mi) SSW of Flores Island (pop: 1,831,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 29.9°C (86 F), humidity: 66%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from W
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.810 kmSumba Region, IndonesiaBMKG
4.635 km77 Km S of Waingapu, IndonesiaUSGS
4.635 kmSUMBA REGION, INDONESIAEMSC

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