Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Teluk Tomini, 52 km south of Gorontalo, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 6 January 2021 at 20:59 (GMT) -

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - Teluk Tomini, 52 km south of Gorontalo, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 6 January 2021 at 20:59 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 169 km depth

6 Jan 23:26 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 2 hours and 27 minutes.
6 Jan 23:50: Now using data updates from BMKG
7 Jan 03:55: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 163.0 to 169.0 km (from 101 to 105 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 6 km (3.7 mi) towards NNE.
Date & time: 6 Jan 2021 20:59:36 UTC -
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 169.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.07°N / 123.02°E (Teluk Tomini, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Una Una (156 km / 97 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
52 km (32 mi) S of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (72 mi) NNE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
242 km (150 mi) SW of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
251 km (156 mi) SW of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
257 km (160 mi) SW of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
286 km (178 mi) WSW of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
300 km (187 mi) ENE of Poso (pop: 47,100) --> See nearby quakes!
367 km (228 mi) ENE of Palu (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
454 km (282 mi) N of Kendari (pop: 195,000) --> See nearby quakes!
1927 km (1197 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) N of Pulau Mantalu Daka Island --> See nearby quakes!
390 km (242 mi) NE of Sulawesi Island (pop: 18,455,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.2169 kmMinahassa Peninsula, Sulawesi, IndonesiaBMKG
M 6.1157 km59 Km SSW of Gorontalo, IndonesiaUSGS
M 6.1172 kmMinahassa Peninsula, Sulawesi, IndonesiaGeoAu
M 6.1165 kmMinahassa Peninsula, Sulawesi, IndonesiaGFZ
M 6.1171 kmMinahassa Peninsula, Sulawesi, Indonesia [Sea: Indonesia]INGV
M 6.1161 km- 59 km SSW of Gorontalo, IndonesiaEMSC

User reports for this quake (2)

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51.8 km N of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : I woke up at 5am feeling the quake. Decided to go out but everythinf felt safe once in the corridor and the shaking stopped. There was a clear aftershock at around 6am which lasted for a few seconds | 2 users found this interesting.
152.6 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake Teluk Tomini, 52 km south of Gorontalo, Indonesia, 6 January 2021 20:59 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (8 quakes):
  • 16 Jan 2021 02:56 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    138 km (85.7 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 14 Jan 2021 23:05 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (18 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 14 Jan 2021 12:13 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    73 km (46 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 13 Jan 2021 09:22 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    76 km (47 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 12 Jan 2021 19:52 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    82 km (51 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 10 Jan 2021 21:22 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    49 km (30.4 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 07 Jan 2021 08:40 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    145 km (90.1 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 07 Jan 2021 04:22 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    54 km (34 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Teluk Tomini, 52 km south of Gorontalo, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 6 January 2021 at 20:59 (GMT)

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