Magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes near Mamuju, Kabupaten Mamuju, West Sulawesi, Indonesia
Thu, 14 Jan 2021, 06:5506:55 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A shallow magnitude 5.7 earthquake was reported early afternoon near Mamuju, Kabupaten Mamuju, West Sulawesi, Indonesia.
5.7 quake 14 Jan 2:35 pm (GMT +8)
According to Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG), the quake hit on Thursday 14 January 2021 at 2:35 pm local time at a shallow depth of 10 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 German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.7 as well. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 5.8.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Mamuju (pop. 15,000) located 36 km from the epicenter, Majene (pop. 37,700) 60 km away, and Polewali (pop. 58,200) 66 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
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Date & time: 14 Jan 2021 2:35 pm (GMT +8) local time (14 Jan 2021 06:35 GMT)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3°S / 118.94°E (West Sulawesi, Indonesia)
Primary data source: BMKG
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