Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 257 km north of Ternate, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 24 Feb 2021 6:25 am (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 257 km north of Ternate, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 24 Feb 2021 6:25 am (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 69 km depth

23 Feb 22:34 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
23 Feb 22:35: Now using data updates from BMKG
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24 Feb 05:15: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.2.
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Date & time: 23 Feb 2021 22:25:56 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 24 Feb 2021 6:25 am (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 69.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.08°N / 127.06°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tarakan (162 km / 101 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
184 km (114 mi) NW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
257 km (160 mi) N of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
266 km (166 mi) NNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
275 km (171 mi) NE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
292 km (181 mi) NE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
303 km (188 mi) NE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
310 km (192 mi) NE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
318 km (198 mi) NE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
397 km (247 mi) SSE of General Santos (Philippines) (pop: 679,600) --> See nearby quakes!
527 km (327 mi) ENE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 28°C (82 F), humidity: 77%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from NNE
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 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 5.269 kmTalaud Islands, IndonesiaBMKG
M 5.274 kmKEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIAEMSC
M 5.276 kmTalaud Islands, IndonesiaGFZ
M 5.184 km190 Km S 55° E of Sarangani (Davao Occidental), IndonesiaPHIVOLCS
M 5.250 km178 Km NW of Tobelo, IndonesiaUSGS
M 5.2110 km301 Km S 22° E of Sarangani (Davao Occidental), IndonesiaPHIVOLCS
M 5.265 kmTalaud Islands, IndonesiaGeoAu

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