Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Timor Sea, 40 km south of Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Saturday, 13 Feb 2021 11:19 pm (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Timor Sea, 40 km south of Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Saturday, 13 Feb 2021 11:19 pm (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 10 km depth

13 Feb 15:27 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 8 minutes.
13 Feb 15:30: Now using data updates from BMKG
Update Sat, 13 Feb 2021, 15:33
Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.8 just reported 40 km southwest of Kupang, Indonesia
4.8 quake 13 Feb 11:19 pm (GMT +8)
4.8 quake 13 Feb 11:19 pm (GMT +8)
Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency reported a magnitude 4.8 quake in Indonesia near Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, only 14 minutes ago. The earthquake hit late at night on Saturday 13 February 2021 at 11:19 pm local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.8 as well. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.8.
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 40 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 110 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 13 Feb 2021 15:19:13 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 13 Feb 2021 11:19 pm (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.52°S / 123.53°E (Timor Sea, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ililabalekan (220 km / 137 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
40 km (25 mi) SSW of Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (69 mi) SW of Soe (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan) (pop: 27,700) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) SW of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
217 km (135 mi) SW of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
256 km (159 mi) SE of Maumere (pop: 47,600) --> See nearby quakes!
277 km (172 mi) SE of Ende (pop: 77,200) --> See nearby quakes!
313 km (194 mi) SW of Delhi (Díli, Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
370 km (230 mi) ESE of Waingapu (pop: 48,800) --> See nearby quakes!
398 km (247 mi) ESE of Ruteng (Kabupaten Manggarai) (pop: 34,600) --> See nearby quakes!
459 km (285 mi) ESE of Labuan Bajo (pop: 188,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 28.1°C (82 F), humidity: 77%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from WSW
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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
4.810 kmTimor Region, IndonesiaBMKG
4.756 kmTIMOR REGION, INDONESIAEMSC
4.839 kmTimor Region, IndonesiaGFZ
4.748 km39 Km SSW of Kupang, IndonesiaUSGS

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