Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - 158 km southeast of Manado, Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 7 October 2020 at 18:27 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - 158 km southeast of Manado, Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 7 October 2020 at 18:27 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 10 km depth

7 Oct 18:40 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 13 minutes.
8 Oct 10:50: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 4.9. Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards W.
12 Oct 01:15: Now using data updates from BMKG
Date & time: 7 Oct 2020 18:27:27 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.44°N / 125.82°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tongkoko (139 km / 86 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
133 km (83 mi) SSE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (87 mi) SE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) SE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) SE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) SE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (111 mi) WSW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) W of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
283 km (176 mi) WSW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
307 km (191 mi) E of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
371 km (231 mi) ENE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 26.4°C (80 F), humidity: 77%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from SW
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 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
4.910 kmNorthern Molucca Sea, IndonesiaBMKG
4.940 kmMolucca Sea, IndonesiaEMSC
4.940 km144 Km SE of Tondano, IndonesiaUSGS
4.748 kmNorthern Molucca Sea, IndonesiaGFZ

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