Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 89 km north of Ternate, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Friday, 5 Mar 2021 9:19 am (GMT +9) -

Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 89 km north of Ternate, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Friday, 5 Mar 2021 9:19 am (GMT +9)

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 126 km depth

5 Mar 00:25 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 6 minutes.
Update Fri, 5 Mar 2021, 00:30
Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.6 just reported 89 km northwest of Ternate, Indonesia
4.6 quake 5 Mar 9:19 am (GMT +9)
4.6 quake 5 Mar 9:19 am (GMT +9)
An intermediate magnitude 4.6 earthquake was reported in the morning near Ternate, Maluku Utara, Indonesia.
According to Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency, the quake hit on Friday 5 March 2021 at 9:19 am local time at an intermediate depth of 126 km. The strength of the earthquake may have been tempered by its relative great depth below the surface, which makes it feel weaker in absolute terms. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.6 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Tobelo (pop. 10,000) located 88 km from the epicenter, Ternate (pop. 101,700) 89 km away, and Sofifi (pop. 36,200) 101 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 5 Mar 2021 00:19:35 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 5 Mar 2021 9:19 am (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 126.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.58°N / 127.23°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Gamkonora (39 km / 24 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
88 km (55 mi) W of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (56 mi) NNW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
101 km (63 mi) NNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) E of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
251 km (156 mi) E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
259 km (161 mi) E of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
265 km (165 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
271 km (169 mi) E of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 28.2°C (83 F), humidity: 75%, wind: 8 m/s (16 kts) from NE
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 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
4.6126 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaBMKG
4.6126 kmHALMAHERA, INDONESIAEMSC

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