Terremoto moderado mag. 5.3 - Savu Sea, 41 km SSE of Maumere, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, Thursday, 31 Dec. 2020 -

Terremoto moderado mag. 5.3 - Savu Sea, 41 km SSE of Maumere, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, Thursday, 31 Dec. 2020

Terremoto moderado magnitud 5.3 at 120 km depth

31 Dec 10:26 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 7 minutos.
31 Dec 10:30: Ahora usando una nueva fuente de datos: BMKG
31 Dec 10:35: Magnitud recalculada de 5.3 a 5.2. Profundidad recalculada de 121.0 a 116.0 km (de 75 a 72 mi). Ubicación del epicentro corregida 5.6 km (3.5 mi) al S.
31 Dec 16:45: Magnitud recalculada de 5.2 a 5.3. Profundidad recalculada de 116.0 a 120.0 km (de 72 a 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:

Fecha & hora: 31 Dec 2020 10:18:54 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: Thursday, 31 Dec 2020 18:18 (GMT +8)
Magnitud: 5.3
Profundidad: 120.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 8.97°S / 122.32°E (Savu Sea, Indonesia)
Volcán mas cercano: Egon (36 km / 22 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
41 km al SSE de Maumere (pop: 47,600) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
74 km al E de Ende (pop: 77,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
194 km al NO de Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
208 km al E de Ruteng (Kabupaten Manggarai) (pop: 34,600) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
237 km al ONO de Soe (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan) (pop: 27,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
238 km al ENE de Waingapu (pop: 48,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
243 km al ONO de Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
273 km al E de Labuan Bajo (pop: 188,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
361 km al O de Dili (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
531 km al SE de Makassar (pop: 1,321,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
136 km al ESE de Flores Island (pop: 1,831,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
271 km al ENE de Pulau Sumba Island (pop: 686,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
235 km al OSO de Pura Island (pop: 5,350) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 27.7°C (82 F), humidity: 79%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from W
Fuente primaria de datos: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Energía liberada estimada: 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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