Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - 163 km north of Ternate, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Thursday, 27 August 2020 at 00:43 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - 163 km north of Ternate, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Thursday, 27 August 2020 at 00:43 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

27 Aug 00:55 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 11 minutes.
Aug 27 10:15: Magnitude recalculated from 4.5 to 4.4.
Date & time: 27 Aug 2020 00:43:42 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.24°N / 127.16°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tarakan (87 km / 54 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
110 km (69 mi) WNW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) N of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (107 mi) NNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
236 km (146 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
257 km (160 mi) ENE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
270 km (168 mi) ENE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
271 km (168 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
281 km (175 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
493 km (307 mi) ENE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
573 km (356 mi) NW of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.410 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)BMKG
M 4.753 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)EMSC
M 4.741 km96 Km WNW of Tobelo, IndonesiaUSGS
M 4.640 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)GFZ

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