Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 25 km southwest of Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Saturday, 13 Feb 2021 10:38 pm (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 25 km southwest of Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Saturday, 13 Feb 2021 10:38 pm (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

13 Feb 14:46 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 8 minutes.
13 Feb 14:55: Now using data updates from BMKG
14 Feb 04:35: Magnitude recalculated from 4.4 to 4.2. Epicenter location corrected by 11 km (7.1 mi) towards NNW.
Update Sat, 13 Feb 2021, 14:54
Magnitude 4.4 earthquake strikes near Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
4.4 quake 13 Feb 10:38 pm (GMT +8)
4.4 quake 13 Feb 10:38 pm (GMT +8)
A shallow magnitude 4.4 earthquake was reported late at night near Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.
According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the quake hit on Saturday 13 February 2021 at 10:38 pm local time at a shallow depth of 10 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.
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 Kupang (pop. 282,400) located 31 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Soe (pop. 27,700) located 106 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 13 Feb 2021 14:38:03 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 13 Feb 2021 10:38 pm (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.35°S / 123.47°E (East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ililabalekan (211 km / 131 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
25 km (15 mi) SW of Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
104 km (65 mi) WSW of Soe (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan) (pop: 27,700) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) SW of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (130 mi) SW of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
237 km (147 mi) SE of Maumere (pop: 47,600) --> See nearby quakes!
260 km (161 mi) SE of Ende (pop: 77,200) --> See nearby quakes!
305 km (189 mi) SW of Delhi (Díli, Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
360 km (223 mi) ESE of Waingapu (pop: 48,800) --> See nearby quakes!
382 km (238 mi) ESE of Ruteng (Kabupaten Manggarai) (pop: 34,600) --> See nearby quakes!
444 km (276 mi) ESE of Labuan Bajo (pop: 188,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 27.9°C (82 F), humidity: 78%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from WSW
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 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.
4.210 kmTimor Region, IndonesiaBMKG

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