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Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake 92 km southwest of Gorontalo, Indonesia

Wed, 5 May 2021, 10:16
10:16 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
4.9 quake 5 May 6:02 pm (GMT +8)
4.9 quake 5 May 6:02 pm (GMT +8)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.9 occurred only 12 minutes ago 92 km southwest of Gorontalo, Indonesia, Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency reported.
The quake hit at an intermediate depth of 97 km beneath the epicenter near Gorontalo, Indonesia, early evening on Wednesday 5 May 2021 at 6:02 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.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Luwuk (pop. 47,800) located 82 km from the epicenter, and Gorontalo (pop. 144,200) 92 km away.

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Date & time: 5 May 2021 10:02 GMT
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 99.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.21°S / 122.74°E (Teluk Tomini, Indonesia)
Primary data source: BMKG

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