Mag. 4.4 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 20 km northwest of Pulau Sogiloga Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Thursday, 14 Jan 2021 8:03 am (GMT +9) -

Mag. 4.4 earthquake  - Molucca Sea, 20 km northwest of Pulau Sogiloga Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Thursday, 14 Jan 2021 8:03 am (GMT +9)

Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 120 km depth

13 Jan 23:11 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 8 minutes.
13 Jan 23:15: Now using data updates from BMKG
Update Wed, 13 Jan 2021, 23:15
Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake 62 km northwest of Tobelo, Indonesia
4.4 quake 14 Jan 8:03 am (GMT +9)
4.4 quake 14 Jan 8:03 am (GMT +9)
A intermediate magnitude 4.4 earthquake was reported in the morning near Tobelo, Kabupaten Halmahera Utara, North Maluku, Indonesia.
According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the quake hit on Thursday 14 January 2021 at 8:03 am local time at an intermediate depth of 120 km. The strength of the earthquake may have been tempered by its relative great depth below the surface, which makes it feel weaker in absolute terms. 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.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Tobelo (pop. 10,000) located 62 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 13 Jan 2021 23:03:58 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, 14 Jan 2021 8:03 am (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 120.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.95°N / 127.5°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tarakan (39 km / 24 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
62 km (38 mi) WNW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (81 mi) N of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) N of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
263 km (163 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
285 km (177 mi) E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
296 km (184 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
299 km (186 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
308 km (191 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
523 km (325 mi) NW of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
2467 km (1533 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (13 mi) NW of Pulau Sogiloga Island --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) WSW of Gura Tabailenge Island --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 28.3°C (83 F), humidity: 73%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from NW
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 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 4.4120 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaBMKG
M 4.4120 kmHALMAHERA, INDONESIAEMSC

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