Moderate magnitude 4.4 quake hits 60 km southeast of Bitung, Indonesia early morning
Fri, 6 Aug 2021, 16:1616:16 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 occurred only 13 minutes ago 60 km southeast of Bitung, Indonesia, Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency reported.
4.4 quake 7 Aug 1:01 am (GMT +9)
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, early morning on Saturday 7 August 2021 at 1:01 am 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.4 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Bitung (pop. 137,400) located 60 km from the epicenter, Tondano (pop. 33,300) 82 km away, Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (pop. 8,000) 83 km away, Tomohon (pop. 27,600) 94 km away, and Manado (pop. 451,900) 95 km away.
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Date & time: 7 Aug 2021 1:01 am (GMT +9) local time (6 Aug 2021 16:01 GMT)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.14°N / 125.63°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Primary data source: BMKG
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