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Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - 62 km southwest of Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Wednesday, Mar 10, 2021 at 8:50 pm (GMT +8)

Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - 62 km southwest of Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Wednesday, Mar 10, 2021 at 8:50 pm (GMT +8) Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - 62 km southwest of Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Wednesday, Mar 10, 2021 at 8:50 pm (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 10 km depth

10 Mar 12:55 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 5 minutes.
10 Mar 13:05: Magnitude recalculated from 4.4 to 4.5.
10 Mar 19:35: Epicenter location corrected by 5.6 km (3.5 mi) towards SE.
10 Mar 19:55: Magnitude recalculated from 4.5 to 4.6.
Update Wed, 10 Mar 2021, 13:00

Moderate 4.4 quake hits near Manado, Sulawesi Baroh, Indonesia

4.4 quake 10 Mar 8:50 pm (GMT +8)
4.4 quake 10 Mar 8:50 pm (GMT +8)
A shallow magnitude 4.4 earthquake was reported in the evening near Manado, Sulawesi Baroh, Indonesia.
According to Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency, the quake hit on Wednesday 10 March 2021 at 8:50 pm local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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 4.4 earthquake as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Tomohon (pop. 27,600) located 45 km from the epicenter, and Tondano (pop. 33,300) 55 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Manado (pop. 451,900) located 61 km from the epicenter, Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (pop. 8,000) 71 km away, and Bitung (pop. 137,400) 90 km away.
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Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 10, 2021 12:50:00 UTC
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Mar 10, 2021 at 8:50 pm (GMT +8)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude1.05°N / 124.5°E (North Sulawesi, Indonesia)
Antipode1.05°S / 55.5°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceBMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Nearest volcanoSoputan (28 km / 17 mi)
Nearby towns and cities45 km (28 mi) SW of Tomohon (North Sulawesi) (pop: 27,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
54 km (34 mi) WSW of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa, North Sulawesi) (pop: 33,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
62 km (38 mi) SW of Manado (North Sulawesi) (pop: 451,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
72 km (45 mi) SW of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara, North Sulawesi) (pop: 8,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
89 km (55 mi) WSW of Bitung (pop: 137,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
170 km (105 mi) ENE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
293 km (182 mi) NE of Luwuk (Central Sulawesi) (pop: 47,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
322 km (200 mi) W of Ternate (North Maluku) (pop: 101,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
342 km (212 mi) W of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan, North Maluku) (pop: 36,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
397 km (247 mi) W of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara, North Maluku) (pop: 10,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeScattered Clouds 21.4°C (71 F), humidity: 93%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from S
Estimated seismic energy released5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
4.610 kmMinahassa Peninsula, Sulawesi, IndonesiaBMKG
4.525 km49 Km SW of Tomohon, IndonesiaUSGS


Seismic station: Davao, Philippines (DAV/IU network) | Distance from quake: 680 km / 423 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Davao, Philippines: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.2-5.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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