Mag. 4.5 earthquake - Flores Sea, 72 km northeast of Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Thursday, 14 Jan 2021 8:03 am (GMT +8) -

Mag. 4.5 earthquake  - Flores Sea, 72 km northeast of Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Thursday, 14 Jan 2021 8:03 am (GMT +8)

Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

14 Jan 00:10 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 7 minutes.
14 Jan 00:15: Epicenter location corrected by 2.2 km (1.4 mi) towards W.
Update Thu, 14 Jan 2021, 00:15
Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake 58 km north of Ruteng, Indonesia
4.5 quake 14 Jan 8:03 am (GMT +8)
4.5 quake 14 Jan 8:03 am (GMT +8)
Just 12 minutes ago, a 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck near Ruteng, Kabupaten Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. The tremor was recorded in the morning on Thursday 14 January 2021 at 8:03 am local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.
The event was filed by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG), the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.5 earthquake as well.
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 Ruteng (pop. 34,600) located 58 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Labuan Bajo (pop. 188,700) located 74 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 14 Jan 2021 00:03:20 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, 14 Jan 2021 8:03 am (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.09°S / 120.4°E (Flores Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ranakah (60 km / 37 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
58 km (36 mi) N of Ruteng (Kabupaten Manggarai) (pop: 34,600) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) NE of Labuan Bajo (pop: 188,700) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (101 mi) WNW of Ende (pop: 77,200) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) N of Waingapu (pop: 48,800) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (117 mi) ENE of Bima (pop: 67,000) --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (129 mi) WNW of Maumere (pop: 47,600) --> See nearby quakes!
219 km (136 mi) ENE of Dompu (pop: 49,000) --> See nearby quakes!
329 km (204 mi) SSE of Galesong (pop: 83,100) --> See nearby quakes!
344 km (214 mi) SSE of Makassar (pop: 1,321,700) --> See nearby quakes!
1510 km (938 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) NW of Flores Island (pop: 1,831,000) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) ENE of Pulau Seraya-besar Island --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 28.5°C (83 F), humidity: 67%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from SSE
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 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 4.510 kmFlores Region, IndonesiaBMKG
M 4.510 kmFLORES REGION, INDONESIAEMSC

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Mag. 4.5 earthquake - Flores Sea, 72 km northeast of Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Thursday, 14 Jan 2021 8:03 am (GMT +8)

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