Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Timor Sea, 67 km southeast of Kefamenanu, Indonesia, on Wednesday, Oct 27, 2021 1:50 pm (GMT +8) -

Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Timor Sea, 67 km southeast of Kefamenanu, Indonesia, on Wednesday, Oct 27, 2021 1:50 pm (GMT +8)

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 49 km depth

27 Oct 05:57 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 6 minutes.
27 Oct 06:00: Now using data updates from BMKG
27 Oct 06:10: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 55.0 to 49.0 km (from 34 to 30 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards W.
Update Wed, 27 Oct 2021, 06:03
Magnitude 4.6 earthquake strikes near Kefamenanu, Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
4.6 quake 27 Oct 1:50 pm (GMT +8)
4.6 quake 27 Oct 1:50 pm (GMT +8)
Just 12 minutes ago, a 4.6-magnitude earthquake struck near Kefamenanu, Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. The tremor was recorded around noon on Wednesday, October 27th, 2021, at 1:50 pm local time, at a moderately shallow depth of 55 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 German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), which listed it as a magnitude 4.6 earthquake as well. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.8.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Kefamenanu (pop. 29,500) located 68 km from the epicenter, Atambua (pop. 35,800) 77 km away, Soe (pop. 27,700) 78 km away, Maliana (pop. 22,000) 92 km away, and Pante Macassar (pop. 4,700) 93 km away.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Oct 27, 2021 05:50:44 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, Oct 27, 2021 1:50 pm (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 49.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.79°S / 124.98°E (Timor Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 9.79°N / 55.02°W
Nearest volcano: Sirung (170 km / 106 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
67 km (42 mi) SE of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) S of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) E of Soe (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan) (pop: 27,700) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) SSW of Maliana (Timor-Leste) (pop: 22,000) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) SE of Pante Macassar (Timor-Leste) (pop: 4,730) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) SSW of Likisa (Timor-Leste) (pop: 19,000) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (94 mi) SSW of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) ENE of Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
331 km (205 mi) ESE of Maumere (pop: 47,600) --> See nearby quakes!
379 km (236 mi) ESE of Ende (pop: 77,200) --> See nearby quakes!
154 km (96 mi) SW of Timor Island (pop: 3,182,700) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) SSE of Pura Island (pop: 5,350) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 29.5°C (85 F), humidity: 69%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from E
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 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
4.649 kmIndonesia: Timor RegionBMKG
4.940 kmIndonesia: TIMOR REGIONEMSC
4.926 kmIndonesia: Timor RegionGFZ
4.942 kmIndonesia: 43 Km SW of Suai, Timor LesteUSGS

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