Light mag. 3.8 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 47 km west of Pulau Laba Island, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Friday, 1 Jan 2021 8:32 pm (GMT +9) -

Light mag. 3.8 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 47 km west of Pulau Laba Island, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Friday, 1 Jan 2021 8:32 pm (GMT +9)

Light magnitude 3.8 earthquake at 38 km depth

1 Jan 12:10 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 38 minutes.
1 Jan 20:25: Magnitude recalculated from 3.7 to 3.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 62.0 to 38.0 km (from 39 to 24 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 14 km (8.5 mi) towards NNW.
Date & time: 1 Jan 2021 11:32:18 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 1 Jan 2021 8:32 pm (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 3.8
Depth: 38.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.25°N / 127.29°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tarakan (66 km / 41 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
99 km (61 mi) NW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) N of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) N of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
250 km (155 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
271 km (168 mi) ENE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
284 km (177 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
284 km (177 mi) ENE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
295 km (183 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
405 km (252 mi) SSE of Sarangani (Davao del Sur, Philippines) (pop: 7,510) --> See nearby quakes!
460 km (286 mi) SSE of Glan (Sarangani, Philippines) (pop: 24,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 28.3°C (83 F), humidity: 78%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from NNW
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1010 joules (8.78 megawatt hours, equivalent to 7.56 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 3.838 kmNorthern Molucca Sea, IndonesiaBMKG
M 3.762 kmMOLUCCA SEA, IndonesiaEMSC

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