Mag. 4.0 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 13 km west of Pulau Sara Kecil Island, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Thursday, 14 Jan 2021 1:08 pm (GMT +8) -

Mag. 4.0 earthquake  - Philippines Sea, 13 km west of Pulau Sara Kecil Island, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Thursday, 14 Jan 2021 1:08 pm (GMT +8)

Light magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

14 Jan 05:20 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 12 minutes.
14 Jan 05:25: Now using data updates from BMKG
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Date & time: 14 Jan 2021 05:08:35 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, 14 Jan 2021 1:08 pm (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.95°N / 126.6°E (Philippines Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Awu (126 km / 78 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
260 km (161 mi) SE of Glan (Sarangani, Philippines) (pop: 24,300) --> See nearby quakes!
280 km (174 mi) SSE of Alabel (Philippines) (pop: 43,300) --> See nearby quakes!
288 km (179 mi) SE of General Santos (Philippines) (pop: 679,600) --> See nearby quakes!
293 km (182 mi) NNW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (185 mi) SSE of Maluñgun (Philippines) (pop: 52,200) --> See nearby quakes!
319 km (198 mi) NNE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
336 km (209 mi) NE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
349 km (217 mi) NNE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
354 km (220 mi) NE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
2468 km (1534 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
13 km (8 mi) W of Pulau Sara Kecil Island --> See nearby quakes!
102 km (63 mi) SW of Pulau Magupung Island --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 28.9°C (84 F), humidity: 71%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from WNW
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) More info
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M 4.010 kmTalaud Islands, IndonesiaEMSC

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Mag. 4.0 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 13 km west of Pulau Sara Kecil Island, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Thursday, 14 Jan 2021 1:08 pm (GMT +8)

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