Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Teluk Tomini, 91 km southwest of Gorontalo, Indonesia, on 5 May 6:02 pm (GMT +8) -

Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Teluk Tomini, 91 km southwest of Gorontalo, Indonesia, on 5 May 6:02 pm (GMT +8)

Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 99 km depth

5 May 10:10 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 8 minutes.
5 May 10:15: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 97.0 to 99.0 km (from 60 to 62 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards N.
Update Wed, 5 May 2021, 10:15
Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake 92 km southwest of Gorontalo, Indonesia
4.9 quake 5 May 6:02 pm (GMT +8)
4.9 quake 5 May 6:02 pm (GMT +8)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.9 occurred only 12 minutes ago 92 km southwest of Gorontalo, Indonesia, Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency reported.
The quake hit at an intermediate depth of 97 km beneath the epicenter near Gorontalo, Indonesia, early evening on Wednesday 5 May 2021 at 6:02 pm 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.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Luwuk (pop. 47,800) located 82 km from the epicenter, and Gorontalo (pop. 144,200) 92 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 5 May 2021 10:02:39 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 5 May 6:02 pm (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 99.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.21°S / 122.74°E (Gulf of Tomini, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Una Una (126 km / 78 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
83 km (51 mi) N of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (56 mi) SSW of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
257 km (160 mi) ENE of Poso (pop: 47,100) --> See nearby quakes!
286 km (177 mi) SW of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
295 km (183 mi) SW of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
301 km (187 mi) SW of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
328 km (204 mi) ENE of Palu (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
330 km (205 mi) SW of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
419 km (260 mi) NE of Palopo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
441 km (274 mi) NE of Rantepao (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Moderate Rain 29°C (84 F), humidity: 75%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from E
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.999 kmMinahassa Peninsula, Sulawesi, IndonesiaBMKG

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