Significant magnitude 5.0 earthquake 124 km southeast of Amahai, Indonesia
Sat, 24 Apr 2021, 09:0409:04 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 5.0 occurred in the afternoon on Saturday 24 April 2021 at 5:50 pm local time near Amahai, Maluku, Indonesia, as reported by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency.
5.0 quake 24 Apr 5:50 pm (GMT +9)
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at an intermediate depth of 96 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.8. A third agency, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.6.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Amahai (pop. 47,700) located 124 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: 24 Apr 5:50 pm (GMT +9) local time (24 Apr 2021 08:50 GMT)
Depth: 96.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.15°S / 129.69°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Primary data source: BMKG
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