Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Banda Sea, Indonesia, 126 km north of Delhi, Aveiro, Dili, Timor-Leste, on Tuesday, 19 Jan 2021 1:01 pm (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Banda Sea, Indonesia, 126 km north of Delhi, Aveiro, Dili, Timor-Leste, on Tuesday, 19 Jan 2021 1:01 pm (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 433 km depth

19 Jan 05:07 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
19 Jan 05:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.3. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 432.0 to 435.0 km (from 268 to 270 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.2 km (1.4 mi) towards N.
19 Jan 05:15: Now using data updates from BMKG
19 Jan 05:30: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 434.0 to 433.0 km (from 270 to 269 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.6 km (1 mi) towards NE.
Update Tue, 19 Jan 2021, 05:18
Moderate yet deep earthquake of magnitude 5.3 just reported 126 km northwest of Delhi, Timor-Leste
5.3 quake Banda Sea, Timor-Leste, 19 Jan 2021 1:01 pm (GMT +8)
5.3 quake Banda Sea, Timor-Leste, 19 Jan 2021 1:01 pm (GMT +8)
Timor-Leste was shaken near Delhi, Vera Cruz, Dili, by an earthquake of magnitude 5.3 only 17 minutes ago, Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) reported.
The quake hit at a great depth of 434 km beneath the epicenter near Delhi, Vera Cruz, Dili, Timor-Leste, around noon on Tuesday 19 January 2021 at 1:01 pm local time. The strength of the earthquake may have been tempered by its relative great depth below the surface, which makes it feel weaker in absolute terms. 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 German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), which listed it as a magnitude 5.3 earthquake as well. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 5.6.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Likisa (pop. 19,000) located 125 km from the epicenter, Delhi (pop. 150,000) 126 km away, and Maubara (pop. 16,300) 129 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 19 Jan 2021 05:01:04 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 19 Jan 2021 1:01 pm (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 433.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.45°S / 125.32°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Nieuwerkerk (118 km / 73 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
126 km (79 mi) NNW of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) N of Likisa (Timor-Leste) (pop: 19,000) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (81 mi) N of Maubara (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,300) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) N of Aileu (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) NNE of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
241 km (150 mi) NNE of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
291 km (181 mi) NNE of Soe (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan) (pop: 27,700) --> See nearby quakes!
356 km (221 mi) NNE of Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
495 km (308 mi) SE of Kendari (pop: 195,000) --> See nearby quakes!
524 km (326 mi) SW of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) NNW of Timor Island (pop: 3,182,700) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) NE of Pura Island (pop: 5,350) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 27.7°C (82 F), humidity: 77%, wind: 6 m/s (11 kts) from WSW
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 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 5.3433 kmBanda Sea, IndonesiaBMKG
M 5.2430 kmKEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESIAEMSC
M 5.4435 kmBanda Sea, IndonesiaGFZ
M 5.2428 km140 Km NNW of Dili, Timor Leste, IndonesiaUSGS
M 5.4432 kmBanda Sea, IndonesiaGeoAu

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