Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Makassar Strait, 223 km north of Palu, Sulawesi Centrale, Indonesia, on Sunday, 14 Feb 2021 5:44 pm (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Makassar Strait, 223 km north of Palu, Sulawesi Centrale, Indonesia, on Sunday, 14 Feb 2021 5:44 pm (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 25 km depth

14 Feb 09:58 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 13 minutes.
14 Feb 10:00: Now using data updates from BMKG
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14 Feb 14:30: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 23.0 to 25.0 km (from 14.3 to 15.5 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards W.
Date & time: 14 Feb 2021 09:44:48 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, 14 Feb 2021 5:44 pm (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.09°N / 119.99°E (Makassar Strait, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Una Una (226 km / 140 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
223 km (138 mi) N of Palu (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
289 km (180 mi) NNW of Poso (pop: 47,100) --> See nearby quakes!
298 km (185 mi) ENE of Bontang (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
347 km (216 mi) W of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
362 km (225 mi) ENE of Samarinda (pop: 355,200) --> See nearby quakes!
364 km (226 mi) SE of Tarakan (pop: 97,500) --> See nearby quakes!
372 km (231 mi) ENE of Loa Janan (pop: 212,800) --> See nearby quakes!
385 km (239 mi) NW of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
431 km (268 mi) NE of City of Balikpapan (pop: 700,000) --> See nearby quakes!
439 km (273 mi) NE of Balikpapan (pop: 433,900) --> See nearby quakes!
360 km (224 mi) N of Sulawesi Island (pop: 18,455,100) --> See nearby quakes!
403 km (250 mi) S of Sitangkai Island (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Moderate Rain 27.5°C (81 F), humidity: 76%, wind: 9 m/s (18 kts) from SW
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 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
5.125 kmCelebes Sea, IndonesiaBMKG
5.340 kmMINAHASA, SULAWESI, INDONESIAEMSC
5.044 kmMinahassa Peninsula, Sulawesi, IndonesiaGFZ
5.154 km247 Km NNE of Palu, IndonesiaUSGS
5.244 kmMinahassa Peninsula, Sulawesi, IndonesiaGeoAu

User reports for this quake (3)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
1169.8 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
436.5 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
663.3 km NW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 17 Feb 2021 21:34 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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