Terremoto moderado mag. 5.5 - Banda Sea, 110 km ENE of Lospalos, Lautém, Timor-Leste, Monday, 19 Apr. 2021 -

Terremoto moderado mag. 5.5 - Banda Sea, 110 km ENE of Lospalos, Lautém, Timor-Leste, Monday, 19 Apr. 2021

Terremoto moderado magnitud 5.5 at 46 km depth

19 Apr 07:15 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 8 minutos.
19 Apr 07:15: Ahora usando una nueva fuente de datos: BMKG
19 Apr 07:20: Magnitud recalculada de 5.7 a 5.6. Ubicación del epicentro corregida 4.6 km (2.8 mi) al SSE.
19 Apr 07:25: Magnitud recalculada de 5.6 a 5.5. Ubicación del epicentro corregida 2.5 km (1.5 mi) al SSW.
Update Mon, 19 Apr 2021, 07:18
Significant magnitude 5.7 earthquake 113 km northeast of Lospalos, Timor-Leste
5.7 quake 19 Apr 4:07 pm (GMT +9)
5.7 quake 19 Apr 4:07 pm (GMT +9)
An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 occurred only 10 minutes ago 113 km northeast of Lospalos, Timor-Leste, Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency reported.
The quake hit at a moderately shallow depth of 46 km beneath the epicenter near Lospalos, Lautém, Timor-Leste, in the afternoon on Monday 19 April 2021 at 4:07 pm 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from France's Réseau National de Surveillance Sismique (RéNaSS) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.4. Other agencies reporting the same quake include the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) at magnitude 5.4, and the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 5.6.
Generally quakes of this magnitude are recorded by more than one agency and the results can vary, with subsequent reports that come in after the first one often showing more accuracy.
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 113 km from the epicenter.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.
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Earthquake data:

Fecha & hora: 19 Apr 2021 07:07:37 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: 19 Apr 4:07 pm (GMT +9)
Magnitud: 5.5
Profundidad: 46.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 8.1°S / 127.9°E (Mar de Banda, Timor-Leste)
Volcán mas cercano: Wurlali (136 km / 85 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
110 km al ENE de Lospalos (pop: 17,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
164 km al ENE de Baucau (pop: 16,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
178 km al ENE de Venilale (pop: 16,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
189 km al ENE de Viqueque (pop: 6,080) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
261 km al ENE de Dili (pop: 150,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
266 km al ENE de Aileu (pop: 17,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
287 km al E de Likisa (pop: 19,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
302 km al E de Maubara (pop: 16,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
311 km al ENE de Maliana (pop: 22,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
320 km al ENE de Suai (pop: 21,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 28.8°C (84 F), humidity: 67%, wind: 6 m/s (12 kts) from S
Fuente primaria de datos: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Energía liberada estimada: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) 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.
5.546 kmTimor Region, IndonesiaBMKG
5.190 km5.6 TIMOR SEA, IndonesiaEMSC
5.388 kmBanda Sea, IndonesiaGFZ
5.5109 kmNear Ambon, IndonesiaRENASS
5.289 km118 Km NE of Lospalos, Timor Leste, IndonesiaUSGS
5.4107 kmBanda Sea, IndonesiaGeoAu

User reports for this quake (3)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
DARWIN / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 10-15 s
Darwin / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s
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