Mag. 4.5 earthquake - 88 km south of Gorontalo, Indonesia, on Sunday, 22 Nov 6.34 am (GMT +8) -

Mag. 4.5 earthquake  - 88 km south of Gorontalo, Indonesia, on Sunday, 22 Nov 6.34 am (GMT +8)

Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 41 km depth

21 Nov 22:40 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 6 minutes.
22 Nov 07:15: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 4.5. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 12.0 to 41.0 km (from 7.5 to 25 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.6 km (1 mi) towards SW.
26 Nov 02:06: Now using data updates from BMKG
Update Sat, 21 Nov 2020, 22:42
Light magnitude 4.6 quake hits 87 km south of Gorontalo, Indonesia early morning
4.6 quake 87 km south of Gorontalo, Indonesia, 22 Nov 6.34 am (GMT +8)
4.6 quake 87 km south of Gorontalo, Indonesia, 22 Nov 6.34 am (GMT +8)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 occurred only 8 minutes ago 87 km south of Gorontalo, Indonesia, Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 12 km beneath the epicenter early morning on Sunday 22 November 2020 at 6.34 am local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
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. Weak shaking might have been felt in Luwuk (pop. 47,800) located 86 km from the epicenter, and Gorontalo (pop. 144,200) 87 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 21 Nov 2020 10:34:09 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, 22 Nov 6.34 am (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 41.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.25°S / 123.07°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Una Una (164 km / 102 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
36 km (23 mi) N of Longkoga Timur (Central Sulawesi)
44 km (27 mi) NNE of Toiba (Central Sulawesi)
51 km (31 mi) N of Solongon (Central Sulawesi)
84 km (52 mi) NNE of Luwuk (Central Sulawesi) (pop: 47,800)
88 km (54 mi) S of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200)
276 km (172 mi) SW of Manado (North Sulawesi) (pop: 451,900)
303 km (188 mi) SW of Bitung (pop: 137,400)
1919 km (1193 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: BMKG
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 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 4.541 kmMinahassa Peninsula, Sulawesi, IndonesiaBMKG
M 4.612 kmSULAWESI, INDONESIAEMSC
M 4.541 kmMinahassa Peninsula, Sulawesi, IndonesiaBMKG

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