Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Savu Sea, 41 km south of Maumere, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Thursday, 31 Dec 2020 6:18 pm (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Savu Sea, 41 km south of Maumere, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Thursday, 31 Dec 2020 6:18 pm (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 120 km depth

31 Dec 10:26 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
31 Dec 10:30: Now using data updates from BMKG
31 Dec 10:35: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 121.0 to 116.0 km (from 75 to 72 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.6 km (3.5 mi) towards S.
31 Dec 16:45: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.3. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 116.0 to 120.0 km (from 72 to 75 mi).
Update Thu, 31 Dec 2020, 10:30
Magnitude 5.3 earthquake strikes near Maumere, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
5.3 quake 31 Dec 6:18 pm (GMT +8)
5.3 quake 31 Dec 6:18 pm (GMT +8)
A magnitude 5.3 earthquake near Maumere, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, was reported only 11 minutes ago by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at an intermediate depth of 115 km beneath the epicenter early evening on Thursday 31 December 2020 at 6:18 pm local time. 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 5.5 earthquake.
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 Maumere (pop. 47,600) located 33 km from the epicenter, and Ende (pop. 77,200) 69 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 31 Dec 2020 10:18:54 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, 31 Dec 2020 6:18 pm (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 120.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.97°S / 122.32°E (Savu Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Egon (36 km / 22 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
41 km (25 mi) SSE of Maumere (pop: 47,600) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) E of Ende (pop: 77,200) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (121 mi) NW of Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (129 mi) E of Ruteng (Kabupaten Manggarai) (pop: 34,600) --> See nearby quakes!
237 km (147 mi) WNW of Soe (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan) (pop: 27,700) --> See nearby quakes!
238 km (148 mi) ENE of Waingapu (pop: 48,800) --> See nearby quakes!
243 km (151 mi) WNW of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
273 km (169 mi) E of Labuan Bajo (pop: 188,700) --> See nearby quakes!
361 km (224 mi) W of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
531 km (330 mi) SE of Makassar (pop: 1,321,700) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (85 mi) ESE of Flores Island (pop: 1,831,000) --> See nearby quakes!
271 km (168 mi) ENE of Pulau Sumba Island (pop: 686,100) --> See nearby quakes!
235 km (146 mi) WSW of Pura Island (pop: 5,350) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 27.7°C (82 F), humidity: 79%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from W
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 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.
5.3120 kmFlores Region, IndonesiaBMKG
5.3115 kmFlores Region, IndonesiaGFZ
5.1124 kmFlores Region, IndonesiaGeoAu
5.1123 km26 Km SE of Maumere, IndonesiaUSGS

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