Mag. 4.6 earthquake - 65 km northeast of Tobelo, Kabupaten Halmahera Utara, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 12 Jan 2021 8:51 pm (GMT +9) -

Mag. 4.6 earthquake  - 65 km northeast of Tobelo, Kabupaten Halmahera Utara, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 12 Jan 2021 8:51 pm (GMT +9)

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 223 km depth

12 Jan 11:55 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 4 minutes.
12 Jan 12:00: Magnitude recalculated from 3.9 to 4.6.
Update Tue, 12 Jan 2021, 12:03
Light earthquake of magnitude 4.6 just reported 65 km northeast of Tobelo, Indonesia
4.6 quake 12 Jan 8:51 pm (GMT +9)
4.6 quake 12 Jan 8:51 pm (GMT +9)
Just 12 minutes ago, a 4.6-magnitude earthquake struck near Tobelo, Kabupaten Halmahera Utara, North Maluku, Indonesia. The tremor was recorded in the evening on Tuesday 12 January 2021 at 8:51 pm local time, at an intermediate to considerable depth of 223 km below the surface.
The event was filed by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG), the first seismological agency to report it.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Tobelo (pop. 10,000, 65 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 12 Jan 2021 11:51:33 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 12 Jan 2021 8:51 pm (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 223.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.2°N / 128.36°E (North Maluku, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tarakan (72 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
65 km (41 mi) NE of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) NNE of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (118 mi) NE of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
362 km (225 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
385 km (239 mi) ENE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara, North Sulawesi) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
396 km (246 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa, North Sulawesi) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
398 km (248 mi) ENE of Manado (North Sulawesi) (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
407 km (253 mi) ENE of Tomohon (North Sulawesi) (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
471 km (292 mi) NW of Sorong (West Papua) (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
2566 km (1595 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 24.9°C (77 F), humidity: 88%, wind: 1 m/s (3 kts) from NW
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 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 4.6223 km- 85 km NE of Tobelo, IndonesiaBMKG
M 4.6230 km85 Km NE of Tobelo, IndonesiaUSGS
M 4.6230 kmHALMAHERA, INDONESIAEMSC

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