Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - Banda Sea, 112 km northeast of Maumere, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 24 Mar 2021 5:23 pm (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - Banda Sea, 112 km northeast of Maumere, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 24 Mar 2021 5:23 pm (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

24 Mar 09:32 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 9 minutes.
24 Mar 09:35: Now using data updates from BMKG
24 Mar 16:05: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.5.
Update Wed, 24 Mar 2021, 09:36
Moderate 4.7 quake hits near Maumere, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
4.7 quake 24 Mar 5:23 pm (GMT +8)
4.7 quake 24 Mar 5:23 pm (GMT +8)
Just 13 minutes ago, a 4.7-magnitude earthquake struck near Maumere, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. The tremor was recorded in the afternoon on Wednesday 24 March 2021 at 5:23 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.
The event was filed by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency, the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.7 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Maumere (pop. 47,600) located 112 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 24 Mar 2021 09:23:11 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 24 Mar 2021 5:23 pm (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.19°S / 123.13°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Iliboleng (22 km / 14 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
112 km (69 mi) ENE of Maumere (pop: 47,600) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) ENE of Ende (pop: 77,200) --> See nearby quakes!
204 km (127 mi) NW of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
219 km (136 mi) WNW of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
225 km (140 mi) NW of Soe (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan) (pop: 27,700) --> See nearby quakes!
226 km (141 mi) NNW of Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
272 km (169 mi) W of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (185 mi) E of Ruteng (Kabupaten Manggarai) (pop: 34,600) --> See nearby quakes!
358 km (223 mi) E of Labuan Bajo (pop: 188,700) --> See nearby quakes!
530 km (330 mi) SE of Makassar (pop: 1,321,700) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) W of Pura Island (pop: 5,350) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 27.2°C (81 F), humidity: 83%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from SW
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.510 kmFlores Region, IndonesiaBMKG
4.710 kmFLORES REGION, INDONESIAEMSC
4.610 kmFlores Region, IndonesiaGFZ

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
19.2 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
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