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Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake 42 km northeast of Sorong, Indonesia

Fri, 12 Feb 2021, 13:09
13:09 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
4.9 quake 12 Feb 9:49 pm (GMT +9)
4.9 quake 12 Feb 9:49 pm (GMT +9)
Just 10 minutes ago, a 4.9-magnitude earthquake struck near Sorong, West Papua, Indonesia. The tremor was recorded in the evening on Friday 12 February 2021 at 9:49 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.
The event was filed by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency, the first seismological agency to report it.
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 Sorong (pop. 125,500) located 42 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: 12 Feb 2021 9:49 pm (GMT +9) local time (12 Feb 2021 12:49 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.64°S / 131.58°E (South Pacific Ocean, Indonesia)
Primary data source: BMKG

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