Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - Flores Sea, 54 km south of Pulau Tanahjampea Island, Indonesia, on Monday, 11 Jan 2021 9:38 am (GMT +8) -

Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - Flores Sea, 54 km south of Pulau Tanahjampea Island, Indonesia, on Monday, 11 Jan 2021 9:38 am (GMT +8)

Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 634 km depth

11 Jan 01:45 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 6 minutes.
Date & time: 11 Jan 2021 01:38:48 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, 11 Jan 2021 9:38 am (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 634.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.57°S / 120.7°E (Flores Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ranakah (118 km / 73 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
119 km (74 mi) NNE of Ruteng (Kabupaten Manggarai) (pop: 34,600) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (85 mi) NE of Labuan Bajo (pop: 188,700) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) NW of Ende (pop: 77,200) --> See nearby quakes!
203 km (126 mi) NW of Maumere (pop: 47,600) --> See nearby quakes!
237 km (147 mi) N of Waingapu (pop: 48,800) --> See nearby quakes!
239 km (148 mi) ENE of Bima (pop: 67,000) --> See nearby quakes!
269 km (167 mi) ENE of Dompu (pop: 49,000) --> See nearby quakes!
291 km (181 mi) SSE of Galesong (pop: 83,100) --> See nearby quakes!
304 km (189 mi) SSE of Makassar (pop: 1,321,700) --> See nearby quakes!
431 km (268 mi) NW of Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (79 mi) NNW of Flores Island (pop: 1,831,000) --> See nearby quakes!
250 km (155 mi) NNE of Pulau Sumba Island (pop: 686,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 28.8°C (84 F), humidity: 70%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from S
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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.8634 km- 148 km N of Ruteng, IndonesiaBMKG
M 4.8631 kmFLORES SEA, IndonesiaEMSC
M 4.6637 kmFlores Sea, IndonesiaGFZ
M 4.8632 km148 Km N of Ruteng, IndonesiaUSGS

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