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

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

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 24, 2021 09:23:11 UTC
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Mar 24, 2021 at 5:23 pm (GMT +8)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude8.19°S / 123.13°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode8.19°N / 56.87°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceBMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Nearest volcanoIliboleng (22 km / 14 mi)
Nearby towns and cities112 km (69 mi) ENE of Maumere (pop: 47,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
177 km (110 mi) ENE of Ende (pop: 77,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
204 km (127 mi) NW of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
219 km (136 mi) WNW of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
225 km (140 mi) NW of Soe (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan) (pop: 27,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
226 km (141 mi) NNW of Kupang (pop: 282,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
233 km (145 mi) W of Maubara (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
247 km (153 mi) WNW of mariana (Maliana, Timor-Leste) (pop: 22,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
247 km (154 mi) W of Likisa (Timor-Leste) (pop: 19,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
272 km (169 mi) W of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
135 km (84 mi) W of Pura Island (pop: 5,350) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 27.2°C (81 F), humidity: 83%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from SW
Estimated seismic energy released3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
4.510 kmFlores Region, IndonesiaBMKG
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.
Tabali, East Nusa Tenggara (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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