Mag. 4.7 earthquake - Indonesian Ocean, 51 km south of Bengkulu, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 13 Jan 2021 1:18 pm (GMT +7) -

Mag. 4.7 earthquake  - Indonesian Ocean, 51 km south of Bengkulu, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 13 Jan 2021 1:18 pm (GMT +7)

Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 27 km depth

13 Jan 06:25 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 7 minutes.
Update Wed, 13 Jan 2021, 06:30
Magnitude 4.7 earthquake strikes near Bengkulu, Indonesia
4.7 quake 13 Jan 1:18 pm (GMT +7)
4.7 quake 13 Jan 1:18 pm (GMT +7)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 occurred around noon on Wednesday 13 January 2021 at 1:18 pm local time near Bengkulu, Indonesia, as reported by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 27 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.7 earthquake 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 Bengkulu (pop. 309,700) located 51 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 13 Jan 2021 06:18:25 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 13 Jan 2021 1:18 pm (GMT +7)
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 27.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.25°S / 102.16°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Kaba (97 km / 60 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
51 km (32 mi) SSW of Bengkulu (pop: 309,700) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (59 mi) SSW of Curup (pop: 46,200) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (77 mi) WSW of Pagar Alam (pop: 70,400) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) SW of Lubuklinggau (pop: 148,200) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (101 mi) WSW of Lahat (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (115 mi) W of Tanjungagung (pop: 53,100) --> See nearby quakes!
223 km (139 mi) W of Baturaja (pop: 134,800) --> See nearby quakes!
247 km (154 mi) WSW of Prabumulih (pop: 103,500) --> See nearby quakes!
323 km (201 mi) WSW of Palembang (pop: 1,441,500) --> See nearby quakes!
563 km (350 mi) WNW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) S of Pulau Tikus Island --> See nearby quakes!
294 km (183 mi) SE of Pulau Siabusabeu Island --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 27.8°C (82 F), humidity: 77%, wind: 6 m/s (12 kts) from NW
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 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 4.727 km- 54 km SSW of Bengkulu, IndonesiaBMKG
M 4.652 kmSOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIAEMSC
M 4.643 km54 Km SSW of Bengkulu, IndonesiaUSGS
M 4.552 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGFZ

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