Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 36 km south of Kupang, Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia, on Thursday, 12 Nov 2020 3:20 pm (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 36 km south of Kupang, Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia, on Thursday, 12 Nov 2020 3:20 pm (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

12 Nov 07:30 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 10 minutes.
12 Nov 20:20: Magnitude recalculated from 4.2 to 4.3. Epicenter location corrected by 9.2 km (5.7 mi) towards SSW.
15 Nov 19:05: Now using data updates from BMKG
18 Nov 04:50: Now using data updates from BMKG
Update Thu, 12 Nov 2020, 07:33
Light magnitude 4.2 quake hits 27 km south of Kupang, Indonesia early afternoon
4.2 quake 27 km S of Kupang, Indonesia, 12 Nov 3.20 pm (GMT +8)
4.2 quake 27 km S of Kupang, Indonesia, 12 Nov 3.20 pm (GMT +8)
A shallow magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported early afternoon near the city of Kupang, Indonesia.
According to Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG), the quake hit on Thursday 12 November 2020 at 3.20 pm local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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 at VolcanoDiscovery identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.2 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 Kupang (pop. 282,400) located 27 km from the epicenter.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Naisano Dua (pop. 2,300) located 92 km from the epicenter, and Soe (pop. 27,700) 96 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 12 Nov 2020 07:20:01 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, 12 Nov 2020 3:20 pm (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.49°S / 123.59°E (Timor Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ililabalekan (208 km / 129 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
36 km (22 mi) S of Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
103 km (64 mi) SW of Soe (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan) (pop: 27,700) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) SW of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
210 km (130 mi) SW of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
257 km (160 mi) SE of Maumere (pop: 47,600) --> See nearby quakes!
280 km (174 mi) SE of Ende (pop: 77,200) --> See nearby quakes!
306 km (190 mi) SW of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
376 km (234 mi) ESE of Waingapu (pop: 48,800) --> See nearby quakes!
401 km (249 mi) ESE of Ruteng (Kabupaten Manggarai) (pop: 34,600) --> See nearby quakes!
463 km (288 mi) ESE of Labuan Bajo (pop: 188,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.310 kmTimor Region, IndonesiaBMKG
4.210 kmTIMOR REGION, INDONESIAEMSC

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