Light earthquake of magnitude 4.8 just reported 80 km southeast of Gorontalo, Indonesia
Wed, 27 Jan 2021, 04:3904:39 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Just 10 minutes ago, a 4.8-magnitude earthquake struck near Gorontalo, Indonesia. The tremor was recorded around noon on Wednesday 27 January 2021 at 12:19 pm local time, at an intermediate depth of 129 km below the surface.
4.8 quake 27 Jan 12:19 pm (GMT +8)
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 4.8 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Gorontalo (pop. 144,200) located 80 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: 27 Jan 2021 12:19 pm (GMT +8) local time (27 Jan 2021 04:19 GMT)
Depth: 131.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.08°S / 123.48°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Primary data source: BMKG
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