Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Banda Sea, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 20 Jan 2021 6:50 pm (GMT +9) -

Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Banda Sea, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 20 Jan 2021 6:50 pm (GMT +9)

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 185 km depth

20 Jan 09:55 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 5 minutes.
20 Jan 10:00: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.6. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 177.0 to 185.0 km (from 110 to 115 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 11 km (6.8 mi) towards NE.
Date & time: 20 Jan 2021 09:50:10 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 20 Jan 2021 6:50 pm (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 185.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.61°S / 129.98°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Serua (35 km / 22 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
325 km (202 mi) WSW of Tual (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
380 km (236 mi) SSE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
382 km (238 mi) SSE of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
392 km (243 mi) ENE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200) --> See nearby quakes!
413 km (257 mi) ENE of Gunung Dilarini (Timor-Leste) (pop: 365) --> See nearby quakes!
440 km (274 mi) ENE of Baucau (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
457 km (284 mi) ENE of Venilale (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
460 km (286 mi) SW of Mas (pop: 320) --> See nearby quakes!
470 km (292 mi) ENE of Viqueque (Timor-Leste) (pop: 6,080) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 29.1°C (84 F), humidity: 75%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from NNE
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.
M 4.6185 kmBanda Sea, IndonesiaBMKG
M 4.5150 kmBANDA SEA, IndonesiaEMSC
M 4.5150 kmBanda Sea, IndonesiaUSGS
M 4.5161 kmBanda Sea, IndonesiaGFZ

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Makassar / not felt
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