Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - 184 km east of Manado, Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia, on Thursday, 27 August 2020 at 18:45 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - 184 km east of Manado, Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia, on Thursday, 27 August 2020 at 18:45 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 10 km depth

27 Aug 18:54 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 9 minutes.

Aug 27 19:00: Source data changed from EMSC to BMKG
Aug 28 04:30: Magnitude recalculated from 4.5 to 4.7.
Date & time: 27 Aug 2020 18:45:25 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.33°N / 126.5°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Hiri (103 km / 64 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
115 km (72 mi) WNW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) WNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) E of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) WSW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) E of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (115 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (117 mi) E of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
392 km (244 mi) ENE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
4.710 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)BMKG
4.960 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)EMSC
4.936 km122 km WNW of Ternate, IndonesiaUSGS
4.865 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)GFZ

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