Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Timor Sea, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 27 Jan 2021 5:53 am (GMT +9) -

Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Timor Sea, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 27 Jan 2021 5:53 am (GMT +9)

Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 10 km depth

26 Jan 21:01 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 8 minutes.
26 Jan 21:05: Now using data updates from BMKG
27 Jan 04:45: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 94.0 to 117.0 km (from 58 to 73 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 7 km (4.3 mi) towards WNW.
27 Jan 04:50: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 117.0 to 10.0 km (from 73 to 6.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 6.5 km (4 mi) towards SSW.
Date & time: 26 Jan 2021 20:53:11 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 27 Jan 2021 5:53 am (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.42°S / 129.55°E (Timor Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Teon (173 km / 107 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
281 km (175 mi) E of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200) --> See nearby quakes!
301 km (187 mi) E of Gunung Dilarini (Timor-Leste) (pop: 365) --> See nearby quakes!
340 km (212 mi) E of Baucau (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
350 km (217 mi) E of Venilale (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
354 km (220 mi) E of Viqueque (Timor-Leste) (pop: 6,080) --> See nearby quakes!
389 km (242 mi) E of Manatutu (Timor-Leste) (pop: 1,920) --> See nearby quakes!
445 km (277 mi) NW of Cobourg (West Arnhem Shire, Australia) (pop: 72) --> See nearby quakes!
448 km (278 mi) NW of Minjilang (West Arnhem Shire, Australia) (pop: 224) --> See nearby quakes!
470 km (292 mi) SW of Tual (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 28.3°C (83 F), humidity: 78%, wind: 11 m/s (22 kts) from WNW
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 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.
4.810 kmTimor Sea, IndonesiaBMKG
4.894 kmTimor Sea, IndonesiaEMSC
4.367 km274 Km E of Lospalos, Timor Leste, IndonesiaUSGS

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