Mag. 4.7 earthquake - 115 km northwest of Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia, on 29 Oct 8:28 pm (GMT +9) -

Mag. 4.7 earthquake  - 115 km northwest of Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia, on 29 Oct 8:28 pm (GMT +9)

Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 10 km depth

29 Oct 11:35 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 7 minutes.
29 Oct 11:55: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 16.0 to 10.0 km (from 9.9 to 6.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 7.9 km (4.9 mi) towards S.
Update Thu, 29 Oct 2020, 12:20
Magnitude 4.7 earthquake strikes near Ambon, Indonesia
4.7 quake: Ceram Sea, Indonesia, 29 Oct 2020 11:28
4.7 quake: Ceram Sea, Indonesia, 29 Oct 2020 11:28
Just 52 minutes ago, a 4.7-magnitude earthquake struck near the city of Ambon, Indonesia. The tremor was recorded in the evening on Thursday 29 October 2020 at 8.28 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.
The event was filed by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG), the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service at VolcanoDiscovery identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.7 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 115 km with weak shaking, and Amahai (pop. 47,700) at a distance of 151 km with very weak shaking.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 29 Oct 2020 11:28:10 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 29 Oct 8:28 pm (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.79°S / 127.68°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Bibinoi (217 km / 135 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
29 km (18 mi) NW of Pua
33 km (20 mi) NW of Serani
36 km (23 mi) N of Kabailu
53 km (33 mi) WNW of Tosu
115 km (72 mi) NNW of Ambon City (Primorskiy Rayon) (pop: 355,600)
151 km (94 mi) WNW of Amahai (Greve Kommune) (pop: 47,700)
570 km (354 mi) SE of Manado (Karimnagar) (pop: 451,900)
2341 km (1455 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 28°C (82 F), humidity: 72%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from E
Primary data source: BMKG
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 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.
M 4.710 km- Ceram Sea, IndonesiaBMKG
M 4.716 kmCeram Sea, IndonesiaEMSC
M 4.255 kmCeram Sea, IndonesiaUSGS

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