Magnitude 4.3 earthquake strikes near Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia
Sat, 1 May 2021, 13:2513:25 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A magnitude 4.3 earthquake near Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia, was reported only 12 minutes ago by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency, considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in Indonesia. The earthquake occurred at an intermediate depth of 114 km beneath the epicenter late at night on Saturday 1 May 2021 at 10:12 pm local time. 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.
4.3 quake 1 May 10:12 pm (GMT +9)
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.3 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Tobelo (pop. 10,000) located 87 km from the epicenter. In Ternate (pop. 101,700, 107 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Date & time: 1 May 10:12 pm (GMT +9) local time (1 May 2021 13:12 GMT)
Depth: 114.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.74°N / 127.23°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Primary data source: BMKG
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