Moderate yet deep earthquake of magnitude 5.4 just reported 118 km north of Ternate, Indonesia
Mon, 2 Aug 2021, 15:1915:19 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency reported a magnitude 5.4 quake in Indonesia near Ternate, North Maluku, only 14 minutes ago. The earthquake hit after midnight on Tuesday 3 August 2021 at 12:04 am local time at an intermediate depth of 111 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.
5.4 quake 3 Aug 12:04 am (GMT +9)
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.5. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 5.5.
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 Tobelo (pop. 10,000) located 73 km from the epicenter, Ternate (pop. 101,700) 118 km away, and Sofifi (pop. 36,200) 126 km away.
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Date & time: 3 Aug 12:04 am (GMT +9) local time (2 Aug 2021 15:04 GMT)
Depth: 111.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.85°N / 127.36°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Primary data source: BMKG
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