Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Indonesia: Minahassa Peninsula, Sulawesi, on Friday, 9 July 2021 at 13:31 (GMT) - information

Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 87 km southeast of Gorontalo, Indonesia, on 9 Jul 9:31 pm (GMT +8)

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Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 87 km southeast of Gorontalo, Indonesia, on 9 Jul 9:31 pm (GMT +8) Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 87 km southeast of Gorontalo, Indonesia, on 9 Jul 9:31 pm (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 132 km depth

9 Jul 13:36 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 5 minutes.
9 Jul 13:37: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 102.0 to 100.0 km (from 63 to 62 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4 km (2.5 mi) towards NW.
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9 Jul 13:45: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.7. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 106.0 to 132.0 km (from 66 to 82 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 11 km (7 mi) towards NNW.
Update Fri, 9 Jul 2021, 13:42
Moderate yet deep 5.8 quake hits near Gorontalo, Indonesia
5.8 quake 9 Jul 9:31 pm (GMT +8)
5.8 quake 9 Jul 9:31 pm (GMT +8)
Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency reported a magnitude 5.8 quake in Indonesia near Gorontalo, only 11 minutes ago. The earthquake hit in the evening on Friday 9 July 2021 at 9:31 pm local time at an intermediate depth of 106 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 6.2. A third agency, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), reported the same quake at magnitude 6.0.
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 Gorontalo (pop. 144,200) located 95 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeJul 9, 2021 13:31:11 UTC -
Local time at epicenter9 Jul 9:31 pm (GMT +8)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.7
Depth132.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude0.09°N / 123.7°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode0.09°S / 56.3°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt7 reports
Primary data sourceBMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Nearest volcanoAmbang (114 km / 71 mi)
Nearby towns and cities87 km (54 mi) SE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
154 km (96 mi) NE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
184 km (114 mi) SW of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
191 km (119 mi) SW of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
201 km (125 mi) SW of Manado (pop: 451,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
210 km (131 mi) SW of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
225 km (140 mi) SW of Bitung (pop: 137,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
367 km (228 mi) ENE of Poso (pop: 47,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
519 km (322 mi) NE of Palopo (pop: 129,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
453 km (281 mi) NE of Sulawesi Island (pop: 18,455,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeModerate Rain 27.4°C (81 F), humidity: 77%, wind: 4 m/s (9 kts) from S
Estimated seismic energy released2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.7132 kmIndonesia: Minahassa Peninsula, SulawesiBMKG
5.6133 kmIndonesia: Minahassa Peninsula, SulawesiGFZ
5.6135 kmMINAHASA, SULAWESI, INDONESIAEMSC
5.910 kmIndonesia: Near ManadoRENASS
5.6120 km87 Km SE of Gorontalo, IndonesiaUSGS
5.6130 kmIndonesia: Minahassa Peninsula, SulawesiGeoAu

User reports for this quake (10)

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near Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi (452.9 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Manado, North Sulawesi (198.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / complex rolling (tilting in multiple directions) / 15-20 s
Davao (805.3 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Malili (418.5 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Kotamobagu / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Itanagar India / not felt : No  
Luwuk, central sulawesi (199.4 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : Yes (reported through our app)  
Yogyakarta (1720.5 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Saya tidak merasakan guncangan karena jauh dari Lokasi Saya (reported through our app)  
Kotabunan (134.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 30-60 s (reported through our app)
Kotamobagu (99 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 minutes (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (10 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Sep 1, 2021 13:40
44 weeks ago
4.6

106 km
Molucca Sea, 120 km SE of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Aug 22, 2021 18:26
46 weeks ago
3.6

119 km
Molucca Sea, 78 km SE of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Aug 20, 2021 17:07
46 weeks ago
3.1

157 km
Molucca Sea, 89 km SE of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Aug 17, 2021 17:17
46 weeks ago
3.2

51 km
Molucca Sea, 114 km SE of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Aug 14, 2021 19:41
47 weeks ago
3.3

96 km
Molucca Sea, 75 km SE of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Jul 18, 2021 10:40
51 weeks ago
5.2

103 km
Molucca Sea, 102 km SE of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Jul 18, 2021 09:17
51 weeks ago
3.6

136 km
Molucca Sea, 98 km SE of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Jul 17, 2021 14:17
51 weeks ago
2.9

177 km
Molucca Sea, 98 km E of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Jul 11, 2021 19:12
52 weeks ago
3.0

80 km
Molucca Sea, 117 km SE of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Jul 11, 2021 04:07
52 weeks ago
4.0

141 km
Molucca Sea, 80 km SE of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore

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