Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - Mindanao Sea, 155 km northwest of Gorontalo, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 23 Feb 2021 3:22 am (GMT +8) -

Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - Mindanao Sea, 155 km northwest of Gorontalo, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 23 Feb 2021 3:22 am (GMT +8)

Strong magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 27 km depth

22 Feb 19:28 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
22 Feb 19:30: Now using data updates from BMKG
22 Feb 19:35: Epicenter location corrected by 6 km (3.7 mi) towards ESE.
22 Feb 19:40: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 27.0 km (from 6.2 to 16.8 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.6 km (1 mi) towards SE.
Date & time: 22 Feb 2021 19:22:12 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 23 Feb 2021 3:22 am (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 5.8
Depth: 27.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.47°N / 122.03°E (Mindanao Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Una Una (190 km / 118 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
155 km (96 mi) NW of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
282 km (175 mi) NNW of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
309 km (192 mi) W of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
313 km (195 mi) W of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
321 km (199 mi) W of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
327 km (203 mi) W of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
349 km (217 mi) NNE of Poso (pop: 47,100) --> See nearby quakes!
351 km (218 mi) W of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
357 km (222 mi) NE of Palu (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
469 km (291 mi) SSE of Bongao (Tawi-Tawi, Philippines) (pop: 26,500) --> See nearby quakes!
445 km (276 mi) NNE of Sulawesi Island (pop: 18,455,100) --> See nearby quakes!
460 km (286 mi) SE of Sitangkai Island (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Moderate Rain 27.9°C (82 F), humidity: 76%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from NW
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.827 kmMinahassa Peninsula, Sulawesi, IndonesiaBMKG
M 5.741 kmMinahassa Peninsula, Sulawesi, IndonesiaGFZ
M 5.816 km156 Km NW of Gorontalo, IndonesiaUSGS
M 5.749 kmMinahassa Peninsula, Sulawesi, IndonesiaGeoAu

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Kampung Kawang Papar / not felt : Tidak Merasakan Goncangannya.
Kampung Kawang Papar (820.9 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Dont felt (reported through our app)
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