Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - Banda Sea, 106 km northeast of Lospalos, Municipio de Lautem, Timor-Leste, on Saturday, Sep 18, 2021 10:30 am (GMT +9) -

Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - Banda Sea, 106 km northeast of Lospalos, Municipio de Lautem, Timor-Leste, on Saturday, Sep 18, 2021 10:30 am (GMT +9)

Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 102 km depth

18 Sep 01:45 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 15 minutes.
18 Sep 06:50: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 4.7. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 100.0 to 102.0 km (from 62 to 63 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.5 km (2.2 mi) towards NNW.
Update Sat, 18 Sep 2021, 01:51
Moderate magnitude 4.6 quake hits 106 km northeast of Lospalos, Timor-Leste in the morning
4.6 quake 18 Sep 10:30 am (GMT +9)
4.6 quake 18 Sep 10:30 am (GMT +9)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 occurred only 21 minutes ago 106 km northeast of Lospalos, Timor-Leste, Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency reported.
The quake hit at an intermediate depth of 100 km beneath the epicenter near Lospalos, Municipio de Lautem, Timor-Leste, in the morning on Saturday, September 18th, 2021, at 10:30 am local time. 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.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Lospalos (pop. 17,200) located 106 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Sep 18, 2021 01:30:07 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, Sep 18, 2021 10:30 am (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 102.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.76°S / 127.6°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 7.76°N / 52.4°W
Nearest volcano: Wurlali (139 km / 86 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
108 km (67 mi) NE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) ENE of Baucau (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (103 mi) NE of Venilale (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
240 km (149 mi) ENE of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
248 km (154 mi) ENE of Aileu (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
265 km (165 mi) ENE of Likisa (Timor-Leste) (pop: 19,000) --> See nearby quakes!
296 km (184 mi) ENE of Maliana (Timor-Leste) (pop: 22,000) --> See nearby quakes!
333 km (207 mi) ENE of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
391 km (243 mi) ENE of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
433 km (269 mi) ENE of Soe (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan) (pop: 27,700) --> See nearby quakes!
213 km (132 mi) NE of Timor Island (pop: 3,182,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 27.1°C (81 F), humidity: 71%, wind: 7 m/s (14 kts) from SE
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 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.
4.7102 kmIndonesia: Banda SeaBMKG
4.4167 kmIndonesia: 111 Km NNE of Lospalos, Timor LesteUSGS
4.4169 kmIndonesia: Banda SeaGFZ

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