Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - Timor Sea, 32 km southeast of Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 5 Jan 2021 7:56 pm (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - Timor Sea, 32 km southeast of Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 5 Jan 2021 7:56 pm (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 20 km depth

5 Jan 12:05 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 9 minutes.
5 Jan 12:10: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 4.9. Epicenter location corrected by 9 km (5.6 mi) towards S.
5 Jan 12:15: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 20.0 km (from 6.2 to 12.4 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.5 km (1.5 mi) towards SSE.
5 Jan 12:20: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 4.6.
Update Tue, 5 Jan 2021, 12:09
Light earthquake of magnitude 4.8 just reported 22 km southeast of Kupang, Indonesia
4.8 quake 5 Jan 7:56 pm (GMT +8)
4.8 quake 5 Jan 7:56 pm (GMT +8)
A magnitude 4.8 earthquake near Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, was reported only 13 minutes ago by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG), considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in Indonesia. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter early evening on Tuesday 5 January 2021 at 7:56 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.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Kupang (pop. 282,400) located 22 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Soe (pop. 27,700) located 75 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 5 Jan 2021 11:56:24 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 5 Jan 2021 7:56 pm (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.4°S / 123.78°E (Timor Sea, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Iliwerung (207 km / 129 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
32 km (20 mi) SE of Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) SW of Soe (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan) (pop: 27,700) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (81 mi) SW of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (117 mi) SW of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
202 km (126 mi) SW of Suai (Cova Lima, Timor-Leste) (pop: 21,500) --> See nearby quakes!
262 km (163 mi) SE of Maumere (pop: 47,600) --> See nearby quakes!
284 km (176 mi) SW of Delhi (Díli, Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
290 km (180 mi) SE of Ende (pop: 77,200) --> See nearby quakes!
394 km (245 mi) ESE of Waingapu (pop: 48,800) --> See nearby quakes!
415 km (258 mi) ESE of Ruteng (Kabupaten Manggarai) (pop: 34,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 27°C (81 F), humidity: 94%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from WNW
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 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
4.620 kmTimor Region, IndonesiaBMKG
5.011 kmTimor Region, IndonesiaGFZ
5.110 kmTIMOR REGION, INDONESIAEMSC
5.110 km35 Km SE of Kupang, IndonesiaUSGS

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