Magnitude 4.8 earthquake strikes near Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Wed, 27 Jan 2021, 03:3303:33 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Just 11 minutes ago, a 4.8-magnitude earthquake struck near Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. The tremor was recorded in the morning on Wednesday 27 January 2021 at 11:13 am local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.
4.8 quake 27 Jan 11:13 am (GMT +8)
The event was filed by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG), the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.9. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.9.
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 Kupang (pop. 282,400) located 36 km from the epicenter, and Soe (pop. 27,700) 80 km away.
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Date & time: 27 Jan 2021 11:13 am (GMT +8) local time (27 Jan 2021 03:13 GMT)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.42°S / 123.82°E (Timor Sea, Indonesia)
Primary data source: BMKG
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