Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 14 km southwest of Dompu, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 17 Mar 2021 10:45 pm (GMT +8) -

Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 14 km southwest of Dompu, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 17 Mar 2021 10:45 pm (GMT +8)

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 114 km depth

17 Mar 14:50 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 5 minutes.
17 Mar 14:55: Magnitude recalculated from 3.7 to 4.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 107.0 to 114.0 km (from 66 to 71 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 6.8 km (4.2 mi) towards N.
Update Wed, 17 Mar 2021, 14:57
Moderate 4.2 quake hits near Dompu, Dompu Regency, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
4.2 quake 17 Mar 10:45 pm (GMT +8)
4.2 quake 17 Mar 10:45 pm (GMT +8)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 occurred late at night on Wednesday 17 March 2021 at 10:45 pm local time near Dompu, Dompu Regency, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, as reported by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency.
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at an intermediate depth of 114 km. The strength of the earthquake may have been tempered by its relative great depth below the surface, which makes it feel weaker in absolute terms. 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.2 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Dompu (pop. 49,000) located 14 km from the epicenter, and Bima (pop. 67,000) 42 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 17 Mar 2021 14:45:00 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 17 Mar 2021 10:45 pm (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 114.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.64°S / 118.39°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tambora (65 km / 40 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
14 km (9 mi) SW of Dompu (pop: 49,000) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) WSW of Bima (pop: 67,000) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) E of Sumbawa Besar (pop: 52,700) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (103 mi) W of Labuan Bajo (pop: 188,700) --> See nearby quakes!
228 km (142 mi) W of Ruteng (Kabupaten Manggarai) (pop: 34,600) --> See nearby quakes!
233 km (145 mi) E of Praya (Kabupaten Lombok Tengah) (pop: 35,200) --> See nearby quakes!
235 km (146 mi) WNW of Waingapu (pop: 48,800) --> See nearby quakes!
250 km (155 mi) E of Mataram-Lombok (pop: 318,700) --> See nearby quakes!
349 km (217 mi) E of Denpasar (pop: 834,900) --> See nearby quakes!
405 km (252 mi) SSW of Makassar (pop: 1,321,700) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) ENE of Pulau Sumbawa Island (pop: 1,391,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Moderate Rain 25.5°C (78 F), humidity: 92%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from NNW
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 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.
4.2114 kmSumbawa Region, IndonesiaBMKG
4.2114 kmSumbawa Region, IndonesiaGFZ

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