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Significant earthquake of magnitude 5.1 just reported 132 km northwest of Ambon, Indonesia
Sun, 22 Nov 2020, 11:4711:47 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A magnitude 5.1 earthquake was reported only 9 minutes ago by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter in the evening on Sunday 22 November 2020 at 8.27 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.
5.1 quake Ceram Sea, Indonesia, 22 Nov 8.27 pm (GMT +9)
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 Ambon (pop. 355,600) located 132 km from the epicenter, and Amahai (pop. 47,700) 169 km away.
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Date & time: Sun, 22 Nov 11:27 UTC
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.46°S / 127.52°E
Primary data source: BMKG