Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - Teluk Tomini, 15 km northwest of Poso, Sulawesi Centrale, Indonesia, on Saturday, 20 Mar 2021 3:54 pm (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - Teluk Tomini, 15 km northwest of Poso, Sulawesi Centrale, Indonesia, on Saturday, 20 Mar 2021 3:54 pm (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

20 Mar 08:00 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 6 minutes.
20 Mar 08:05: Magnitude recalculated from 4.2 to 4.4. Epicenter location corrected by 2.2 km (1.4 mi) towards S.
Update Sat, 20 Mar 2021, 08:06
Moderate 4.4 quake hits near Poso, Sulawesi Centrale, Indonesia
4.4 quake 20 Mar 3:54 pm (GMT +8)
4.4 quake 20 Mar 3:54 pm (GMT +8)
Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency reported a magnitude 4.4 quake in Indonesia near Poso, Sulawesi Centrale, only 12 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early afternoon on Saturday 20 March 2021 at 3:54 pm local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.5.
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 Poso (pop. 47,100) located 15 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Palu (pop. 282,400) located 101 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 20 Mar 2021 07:54:16 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 20 Mar 2021 3:54 pm (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.27°S / 120.7°E (Teluk Tomini, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Una Una (159 km / 99 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
15 km (9 mi) NNW of Poso (pop: 47,100) --> See nearby quakes!
101 km (63 mi) ESE of Palu (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (124 mi) NNE of Palopo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
209 km (130 mi) NNE of Rantepao (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
235 km (146 mi) W of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
284 km (176 mi) NNE of Polewali (pop: 58,200) --> See nearby quakes!
331 km (206 mi) SW of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
362 km (225 mi) NW of Kendari (pop: 195,000) --> See nearby quakes!
423 km (263 mi) E of City of Balikpapan (pop: 700,000) --> See nearby quakes!
454 km (282 mi) NNE of Makassar (pop: 1,321,700) --> See nearby quakes!
106 km (66 mi) NNE of Sulawesi Island (pop: 18,455,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Moderate Rain 31.7°C (89 F), humidity: 59%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from N
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 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
4.410 kmSulawesi, IndonesiaBMKG
4.510 kmSULAWESI, INDONESIAEMSC

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
254.4 km SW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
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