Moderate magnitude 4.4 quake hits 35 km northwest of Poso, Indonesia early morning
Thu, 16 Sep 2021, 19:3719:37 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 occurred early morning on Friday, September 17th, 2021, at 3:19 am local time near Poso, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, as reported by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency.
4.4 quake 17 Sep 3:19 am (GMT +8)
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.4 earthquake as well.
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 Poso (pop. 47,100) located 35 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: Sep 17, 2021 3:19 am (GMT +8) local time (16 Sep 2021 19:19 GMT)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.29°S / 120.46°E (Indonesia)
Primary data source: BMKG
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