Light 4.2 quake hits near Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia
Tue, 5 Jan 2021, 02:1702:17 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A shallow magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported in the morning near Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia.
4.2 quake 5 Jan 10:57 am (GMT +9)
According to Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG), the quake hit on Tuesday 5 January 2021 at 10:57 am local time at a shallow depth of 27 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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 the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.2 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Ternate (pop. 101,700) located 77 km from the epicenter, and Sofifi (pop. 36,200) 97 km away.
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Date & time: 5 Jan 10:57 am (GMT +9) local time (5 Jan 2021 01:57 GMT)
Depth: 27.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.17°N / 126.8°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Primary data source: BMKG