Mag. 4.6 earthquake - 111 km northwest of Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia, on 29 Oct 8:11 pm (GMT +9) -

Mag. 4.6 earthquake  - 111 km northwest of Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia, on 29 Oct 8:11 pm (GMT +9)

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 25 km depth

29 Oct 11:20 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 9 minutes.
Update Thu, 29 Oct 2020, 11:30
Light magnitude 4.6 quake hits 111 km northwest of Ambon, Indonesia in the evening
4.6 quake: Ceram Sea, Indonesia, 29 Oct 2020 11:11
4.6 quake: Ceram Sea, Indonesia, 29 Oct 2020 11:11
An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 occurred in the evening on Thursday 29 October 2020 at 8.11 pm local time near the city of Ambon, Indonesia, as reported by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG). According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 25 km. The magnitude, exact epicenter location and depth of the quake are likely to be revised within the next few hours as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service at VolcanoDiscovery identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.6 as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Towns or cities near the epicenter that are likely to be affected include Ambon (pop. 355,600) at a distance of 111 km with weak shaking, and Amahai (pop. 47,700) at a distance of 152 km with very weak shaking.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 29 Oct 2020 11:11:05 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 29 Oct 8:11 pm (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.87°S / 127.63°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Bibinoi (234 km / 145 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
29 km (18 mi) NNW of Kabailu
30 km (18 mi) WNW of Anuuni
55 km (34 mi) W of Tosu
71 km (44 mi) ENE of Lala
111 km (69 mi) NW of Ambon City (Primorskiy Rayon) (pop: 355,600)
152 km (95 mi) WNW of Amahai (Greve Kommune) (pop: 47,700)
574 km (357 mi) SSE of Manado (Karimnagar) (pop: 451,900)
2334 km (1450 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 28°C (82 F), humidity: 73%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from E
Primary data source: BMKG
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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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 4.625 kmCeram Sea, IndonesiaBMKG
M 4.625 kmCeram Sea, IndonesiaEMSC

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