Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - 177 km southeast of Ternate, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 30 September 2020 at 20:39 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - 177 km southeast of Ternate, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 30 September 2020 at 20:39 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 10 km depth

30 Sep 20:50 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 11 minutes.
1 Oct 10:55: Epicenter location corrected by 1.6 km (1 mi) towards NE.
1 Oct 11:00: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 4.7.
8 Oct 23:30: Now using data updates from BMKG
Date & time: 30 Sep 2020 20:39:19 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.64°S / 128.09°E (Maluku Utara, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Bibinoi (42 km / 26 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
164 km (102 mi) SSE of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) SSE of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
264 km (164 mi) S of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
314 km (195 mi) NNW of Amahai (Maluku) (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
340 km (211 mi) N of Ambon City (Maluku) (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
354 km (220 mi) W of Sorong (West Papua) (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
398 km (247 mi) SE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
414 km (257 mi) ESE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa, North Sulawesi) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
425 km (264 mi) ESE of Tomohon (North Sulawesi) (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
431 km (268 mi) ESE of Manado (North Sulawesi) (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 25°C (77 F), humidity: 81%, wind: 1 m/s (3 kts) from W
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

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 4.710 km- 169 km SSE of Sofifi, IndonesiaBMKG
M 4.610 km178 Km SSE of Ternate, IndonesiaEMSC
M 4.526 km169 Km SSE of Sofifi, IndonesiaUSGS
M 4.710 km177 Km SSE of Ternate, IndonesiaBMKG

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