Mag. 4.8 earthquake - 37 km west of Ternate, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 6 October 2020 at 08:47 (GMT) -

Mag. 4.8 earthquake  - 37 km west of Ternate, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 6 October 2020 at 08:47 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 79 km depth

6 Oct 08:56 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 9 minutes.
6 Oct 09:00: Now using data updates from BMKG
9 Oct 10:05: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 80.0 to 79.0 km (from 50 to 49 mi).
12 Oct 01:16: Now using data updates from BMKG
Date & time: 6 Oct 2020 08:47:03 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 79.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.82°N / 127.05°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Hiri (31 km / 19 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
37 km (23 mi) W of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (36 mi) W of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (91 mi) SW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
219 km (136 mi) ESE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
242 km (151 mi) ESE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
244 km (151 mi) ESE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
256 km (159 mi) ESE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
256 km (159 mi) ESE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
2376 km (1476 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) SW of Pulau Salo Island --> See nearby quakes!
251 km (156 mi) SW of Gura Tabailenge Island --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Moderate Rain 28.9°C (84 F), humidity: 72%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from SSW
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 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 4.879 km37 Km W of Ternate, IndonesiaBMKG
M 5.0102 km13 Km W of Ternate, IndonesiaUSGS
M 5.0106 km15 Km W of Ternate, IndonesiaEMSC
M 4.879 km37 Km W of Ternate, IndonesiaBMKG

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
kuala lumpur / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 20-30 s
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Mag. 4.8 earthquake - 37 km west of Ternate, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 6 October 2020 at 08:47 (GMT)
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