Mag. 4.6 earthquake - 50 km west of Kotabumi, Lampung, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 13 Jan 2021 9:12 am (GMT +7) -

Mag. 4.6 earthquake  - 50 km west of Kotabumi, Lampung, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 13 Jan 2021 9:12 am (GMT +7)

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 199 km depth

13 Jan 02:20 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 7 minutes.
Update Wed, 13 Jan 2021, 02:24
Magnitude 4.6 earthquake strikes near Kotabumi, Lampung, Indonesia
4.6 quake 13 Jan 9:12 am (GMT +7)
4.6 quake 13 Jan 9:12 am (GMT +7)
Just 11 minutes ago, a 4.6-magnitude earthquake struck near Kotabumi, Lampung, Indonesia. The tremor was recorded in the morning on Wednesday 13 January 2021 at 9:12 am local time, at an intermediate to considerable depth of 199 km below the surface.
The event was filed by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG), the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.6 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Kotabumi (pop. 42,400) located 50 km from the epicenter. In Bandar Lampung (pop. 800,300, 104 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 13 Jan 2021 02:12:49 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 13 Jan 2021 9:12 am (GMT +7)
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 199.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.96°S / 104.45°E (Lampung, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Sekincau Belirang (22 km / 14 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
50 km (31 mi) WSW of Kotabumi (pop: 42,400) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) W of Terbanggi Besar (pop: 52,600) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) W of Metro (pop: 149,500) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) SSE of Baturaja (South Sumatra) (pop: 134,800) --> See nearby quakes!
104 km (65 mi) WNW of Bandar Lampung (pop: 800,300) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (84 mi) SSE of Tanjungagung (South Sumatra) (pop: 53,100) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (102 mi) SE of Lahat (South Sumatra) (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (107 mi) S of Prabumulih (South Sumatra) (pop: 103,500) --> See nearby quakes!
300 km (186 mi) WNW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
412 km (256 mi) WNW of Bandung (West Java) (pop: 1,699,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 18.6°C (65 F), humidity: 100%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from N
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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.6199 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaBMKG
M 4.6199 kmSOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIAEMSC

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