Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Flores Sea, 58 km southwest of Pulau Tanahjampea Island, Indonesia, on Monday, 11 Jan 2021 9:20 am (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - Flores Sea, 58 km southwest of Pulau Tanahjampea Island, Indonesia, on Monday, 11 Jan 2021 9:20 am (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 653 km depth

11 Jan 01:27 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
11 Jan 01:28: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 637.0 to 630.0 km (from 396 to 391 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.5 km (1.5 mi) towards NNW.
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11 Jan 01:45: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.5.
Date & time: 11 Jan 2021 01:20:37 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, 11 Jan 2021 9:20 am (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 653.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.57°S / 120.48°E (Flores Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ranakah (115 km / 71 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
116 km (72 mi) N of Ruteng (Kabupaten Manggarai) (pop: 34,600) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) NNE of Labuan Bajo (pop: 188,700) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (120 mi) NW of Ende (pop: 77,200) --> See nearby quakes!
217 km (135 mi) ENE of Bima (pop: 67,000) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) WNW of Maumere (pop: 47,600) --> See nearby quakes!
233 km (145 mi) N of Waingapu (pop: 48,800) --> See nearby quakes!
247 km (153 mi) ENE of Dompu (pop: 49,000) --> See nearby quakes!
273 km (170 mi) S of Sinjai (pop: 40,800) --> See nearby quakes!
293 km (182 mi) SSE of Makassar (pop: 1,321,700) --> See nearby quakes!
1513 km (940 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) NNW of Flores Island (pop: 1,831,000) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) SSW of Pulau Tanahjampea Island --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 28.8°C (84 F), humidity: 70%, wind: 1 m/s (1 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
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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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.5653 kmFlores Sea, IndonesiaBMKG
M 5.6625 kmFlores Sea, IndonesiaGFZ
M 5.6617 km149 Km N of Ruteng, IndonesiaUSGS
M 5.6626 kmFLORES SEA, IndonesiaEMSC
M 5.6625 kmFlores Sea, IndonesiaGeoAu
M 5.7598 kmFlores Sea, IndonesiaNIEP

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6870.1 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
1351.5 km W of epicenter [Map] / not felt : Saya jarak nya cukup jauh dari wilayah saya (reported through our app)
Badung, bali (597.5 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s
Badung, bali (597.5 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s
431.9 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks of the 5.5 quake Flores Sea, 58 km southwest of Pulau Tanahjampea Island, Indonesia, 11 Jan 2021 9:20 am (GMT +8)

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 11 Jan 2021 01:38 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    634 km (393.9 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Flores Sea, 58 km southwest of Pulau Tanahjampea Island, Indonesia, on Monday, 11 Jan 2021 9:20 am (GMT +8)

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