Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Gulf of Tomini, 77 km southwest of Gorontalo, Indonesia, on Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 11:32 am (GMT +8) -

Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Gulf of Tomini, 77 km southwest of Gorontalo, Indonesia, on Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 11:32 am (GMT +8)

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 137 km depth

13 Mar 03:40 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 8 minutes.
Update Sat, 13 Mar 2021, 03:45
Magnitude 4.2 earthquake strikes near Gorontalo, Indonesia
4.2 quake 13 Mar 11:32 am (GMT +8)
4.2 quake 13 Mar 11:32 am (GMT +8)
Just 13 minutes ago, a 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck near Gorontalo, Indonesia. The tremor was recorded in the morning on Saturday 13 March 2021 at 11:32 am local time, at an intermediate depth of 137 km below the surface.
The event was filed by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency, the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.2 earthquake as well.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Gorontalo (pop. 144,200, 77 km away), the quake was probably not felt.

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Earthquake data

Date & time: Mar 13, 2021 03:32:32 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 11:32 am (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 137.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.16°N / 122.48°E (Gulf of Tomini, Indonesia)
Antipode: 0.16°S / 57.52°W
Nearest volcano: Una Una (104 km / 65 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
77 km (48 mi) WSW of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (80 mi) NNW of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
259 km (161 mi) NE of Poso (pop: 47,100) --> See nearby quakes!
289 km (179 mi) WSW of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
299 km (186 mi) WSW of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
302 km (187 mi) WSW of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
314 km (195 mi) WSW of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 29.2°C (84 F), humidity: 66%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from WNW
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.2137 kmMinahassa Peninsula, Sulawesi, IndonesiaBMKG
4.2137 kmMINAHASA, SULAWESI, INDONESIAEMSC

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