Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Timor Sea, 71 km southeast of Lospalos, Lautém, Timor-Leste, on Wednesday, 24 Feb 2021 8:04 am (GMT +9) -

Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Timor Sea, 71 km southeast of Lospalos, Lautém, Timor-Leste, on Wednesday, 24 Feb 2021 8:04 am (GMT +9)

Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 10 km depth

23 Feb 23:15 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 11 minutes.
24 Feb 05:15: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 4.8. Epicenter location corrected by 6 km (3.7 mi) towards NNW.
Update Tue, 23 Feb 2021, 23:21
Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.6 just reported 71 km southeast of Lospalos, Timor-Leste
4.6 quake 24 Feb 8:04 am (GMT +9)
4.6 quake 24 Feb 8:04 am (GMT +9)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 occurred in the morning on Wednesday 24 February 2021 at 8:04 am local time near Lospalos, Lautém, Timor-Leste, as reported by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency.
According to preliminary data, the quake was located 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.6 earthquake as well.
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 Lospalos (pop. 17,200) located 71 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: 23 Feb 2021 23:04:29 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 24 Feb 2021 8:04 am (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.81°S / 127.53°E (Timor Sea, Timor-Leste)
Nearest volcano: Wurlali (229 km / 142 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
67 km (41 mi) ESE of Lospalos (pop: 17,200) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) ESE of Baucau (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (80 mi) E of Venilale (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (80 mi) E of Viqueque (pop: 6,080) --> See nearby quakes!
216 km (134 mi) E of Aileu (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
217 km (135 mi) E of Delhi (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
242 km (150 mi) E of Likisa (pop: 19,000) --> See nearby quakes!
255 km (158 mi) E of Maliana (pop: 22,000) --> See nearby quakes!
256 km (159 mi) ENE of Suai (pop: 21,500) --> See nearby quakes!
256 km (159 mi) E of Maubara (pop: 16,300) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (105 mi) E of Timor Island (pop: 3,182,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 28.8°C (84 F), humidity: 74%, wind: 6 m/s (12 kts) from NW
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
M 4.810 kmTimor Region, Timor-LesteBMKG
M 4.410 kmEAST TIMOR REGION, Timor-LesteEMSC
M 4.410 km59 Km ESE of Lospalos, Timor Leste, Timor-LesteUSGS
M 4.510 kmTimor Region, Timor-LesteGFZ

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