Moderate 4.5 quake hits near Amahai, Maluku, Indonesia
Thu, 25 Mar 2021, 23:1223:12 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency reported a magnitude 4.5 quake in Indonesia near Amahai, Maluku, only 13 minutes ago. The earthquake hit in the morning on Friday 26 March 2021 at 7:52 am local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. 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.
4.5 quake 26 Mar 7:52 am (GMT +9)
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.5 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Amahai (pop. 47,700) located 69 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: 26 Mar 2021 7:52 am (GMT +9) local time (25 Mar 2021 22:52 GMT)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.59°S / 129.49°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Primary data source: BMKG
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