Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - Teluk Tomini, 42 km north of Poso, Sulawesi Centrale, Indonesia, on Saturday, 27 Mar 2021 12:33 am (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - Teluk Tomini, 42 km north of Poso, Sulawesi Centrale, Indonesia, on Saturday, 27 Mar 2021 12:33 am (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

26 Mar 16:40 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 6 minutes.
26 Mar 16:50: Epicenter location corrected by 2.5 km (1.5 mi) towards SSE.
Update Fri, 26 Mar 2021, 16:45
Moderate 4.3 quake hits near Poso, Sulawesi Centrale, Indonesia
4.3 quake 27 Mar 12:33 am (GMT +8)
4.3 quake 27 Mar 12:33 am (GMT +8)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 occurred only 11 minutes ago 44 km north of Poso, Indonesia, Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Poso, Sulawesi Centrale, Indonesia, after midnight on Saturday 27 March 2021 at 12:33 am local time. 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 4.3 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 Poso (pop. 47,100) located 44 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 94 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 26 Mar 2021 16:33:52 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 27 Mar 2021 12:33 am (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.02°S / 120.72°E (Teluk Tomini, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Una Una (137 km / 85 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
42 km (26 mi) N of Poso (pop: 47,100) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) E of Palu (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) NNE of Palopo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
230 km (143 mi) W of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
235 km (146 mi) NNE of Rantepao (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
275 km (171 mi) NE of Mamuju (pop: 15,000) --> See nearby quakes!
313 km (194 mi) SW of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
385 km (239 mi) NNW of Kendari (pop: 195,000) --> See nearby quakes!
426 km (265 mi) E of City of Balikpapan (pop: 700,000) --> See nearby quakes!
481 km (299 mi) NNE of Makassar (pop: 1,321,700) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (82 mi) NNE of Sulawesi Island (pop: 18,455,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 25.6°C (78 F), humidity: 84%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from S
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 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.
4.310 kmSulawesi, IndonesiaBMKG

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