Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake 85 km north of Ternate, Indonesia
Sat, 26 Dec 2020, 23:5623:56 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Just 15 minutes ago, a 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck near Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia. The tremor was recorded in the morning on Sunday 27 December 2020 at 8:36 am local time, at an intermediate to considerable depth of 151 km below the surface.
4.4 quake 27 Dec 8:36 am (GMT +9)
The event was filed by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG), the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.4 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Tobelo (pop. 10,000) located 85 km from the epicenter. In Ternate (pop. 101,700, 85 km away), and Sofifi (pop. 36,200, 96 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Date & time: Sat, 26 Dec 23:36 UTC
Depth: 151.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.55°N / 127.27°E
Primary data source: BMKG