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Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - 71 km south of Gorontalo, Indonesia, on 6 May 2:13 am (GMT +8)

Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - 71 km south of Gorontalo, Indonesia, on 6 May 2:13 am (GMT +8) Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - 71 km south of Gorontalo, Indonesia, on 6 May 2:13 am (GMT +8)

Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 106 km depth

5 May 18:20 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 7 minutes.
5 May 18:25: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 101.0 to 106.0 km (from 63 to 66 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards N.
5 May 18:30: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 4.9. Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards N.
Update Wed, 5 May 2021, 18:24

Moderate yet deep earthquake of magnitude 5.1 just reported 73 km south of Gorontalo, Indonesia

5.1 quake 6 May 2:13 am (GMT +8)
5.1 quake 6 May 2:13 am (GMT +8)
Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency reported a magnitude 5.1 quake in Indonesia near Gorontalo, only 11 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early morning on Thursday 6 May 2021 at 2:13 am local time at an intermediate depth of 101 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.
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 Gorontalo (pop. 144,200) located 73 km from the epicenter, and Luwuk (pop. 47,800) 97 km away.
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Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 5, 2021 18:13:33 UTC
Local time at epicenter6 May 2:13 am (GMT +8)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.9
Depth106.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude0.1°S / 123.04°E (Gulf of Tomini, Indonesia)
Antipode0.1°N / 56.96°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceBMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Nearest volcanoUna Una (159 km / 99 mi)
Nearby towns and cities71 km (44 mi) S of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
99 km (61 mi) NNE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
252 km (156 mi) SW of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
260 km (162 mi) SW of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
267 km (166 mi) SW of Manado (pop: 451,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
292 km (182 mi) ENE of Poso (pop: 47,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
295 km (183 mi) SW of Bitung (pop: 137,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
364 km (226 mi) ENE of Palu (pop: 282,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
451 km (280 mi) NE of Palopo (pop: 129,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
473 km (294 mi) NE of Rantepao (pop: 40,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 29°C (84 F), humidity: 75%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from ESE
Estimated seismic energy released1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 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
4.9106 kmMinahassa Peninsula, Sulawesi, IndonesiaBMKG
4.7114 kmMinahassa Peninsula, Sulawesi, IndonesiaGFZ
4.7108 kmSULAWESI, INDONESIAEMSC
5.210 kmNear Manado, IndonesiaRENASS
4.9114 km71 Km S of Gorontalo, IndonesiaUSGS
4.8119 kmMinahassa Peninsula, Sulawesi, IndonesiaGeoAu

Seismograms

Seismic station: Davao, Philippines (DAV/IU network) | Distance from quake: 846 km / 525 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. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (1)

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