Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Ceram Sea, 155 km north of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 24 Nov 2020 5:33 pm (GMT +9) -

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - Ceram Sea, 155 km north of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 24 Nov 2020 5:33 pm (GMT +9)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

24 Nov 08:45 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 12 minutes.
24 Nov 08:50: Now using data updates from BMKG
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27 Nov 09:25: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.1.
Update Tue, 24 Nov 2020, 08:51
Significant magnitude 5.1 quake hits 155 km north of Ambon, Indonesia in the afternoon
5.1 quake Ceram Sea, Indonesia, 24 Nov 5.33 pm (GMT +9)
5.1 quake Ceram Sea, Indonesia, 24 Nov 5.33 pm (GMT +9)
An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 occurred in the afternoon on Tuesday 24 November 2020 at 5.33 pm local time near Amahai, 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 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 5.0 earthquake.
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 Amahai (pop. 47,700) located 151 km from the epicenter, and Ambon (pop. 355,600) 155 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 24 Nov 2020 08:33:30 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 24 Nov 2020 5:33 pm (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.31°S / 128.03°E (Ceram Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Bibinoi (175 km / 109 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
151 km (94 mi) NW of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) N of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
343 km (213 mi) S of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
352 km (219 mi) SSE of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
393 km (244 mi) WSW of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
525 km (326 mi) SE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
531 km (330 mi) SE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
540 km (335 mi) SE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
550 km (342 mi) SE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
2389 km (1484 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (79 mi) NNE of Pulau Tuban Island --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) WNW of Seram Island --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 29.6°C (85 F), humidity: 71%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from W
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 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.
M 5.110 kmCeram Sea, IndonesiaBMKG
M 4.910 km141 Km NW of Amahai, IndonesiaUSGS

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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake Ceram Sea, 155 km north of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, 24 Nov 2020 5:33 pm (GMT +9)

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Ceram Sea, 155 km north of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 24 Nov 2020 5:33 pm (GMT +9)

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