Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 124 km west of Ternate, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Thursday, 11 Feb 2021 9:21 pm (GMT +9) -

Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 124 km west of Ternate, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Thursday, 11 Feb 2021 9:21 pm (GMT +9)

Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 10 km depth

11 Feb 12:25 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 4 minutes.
11 Feb 12:30: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.8. Epicenter location corrected by 7.1 km (4.4 mi) towards NW.
Date & time: 11 Feb 2021 12:21:19 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, 11 Feb 2021 9:21 pm (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.21°N / 126.35°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Hiri (113 km / 70 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
124 km (77 mi) WNW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) ESE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (90 mi) WNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (100 mi) E of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (105 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) E of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) WSW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
373 km (232 mi) ENE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
463 km (288 mi) ENE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 28.8°C (84 F), humidity: 78%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from NNE
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 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.
4.810 kmNorthern Molucca Sea, IndonesiaBMKG
4.948 kmMOLUCCA SEA, IndonesiaEMSC
4.820 kmNorthern Molucca Sea, IndonesiaGFZ
4.942 km120 Km WNW of Ternate, IndonesiaUSGS

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
123.7 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / very short (reported through our app)
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