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Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 96 km northwest of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia, on 8 Jun 4:03 pm (GMT +9)

Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 96 km northwest of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia, on 8 Jun 4:03 pm (GMT +9) Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 96 km northwest of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia, on 8 Jun 4:03 pm (GMT +9)

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 94 km depth

8 Jun 07:12 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 9 minutes.
8 Jun 07:15: Now using data updates from BMKG
Update Tue, 8 Jun 2021, 07:18

Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.2 just reported 96 km northwest of Ternate, Indonesia

4.2 quake 8 Jun 4:03 pm (GMT +9)
4.2 quake 8 Jun 4:03 pm (GMT +9)
Just 14 minutes ago, a 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck near Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia. The tremor was recorded in the afternoon on Tuesday 8 June 2021 at 4:03 pm local time, at an intermediate depth of 94 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.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Ternate (pop. 101,700) located 96 km from the epicenter.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeJun 8, 2021 07:03:57 UTC
Local time at epicenter8 Jun 4:03 pm (GMT +9)
Depth94.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude1.56°N / 127°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode1.56°S / 53°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceBMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Nearest volcanoGamkonora (61 km / 38 mi)
Nearby towns and cities96 km (59 mi) NNW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
111 km (69 mi) NW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
114 km (71 mi) W of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
202 km (125 mi) E of Bitung (pop: 137,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
225 km (140 mi) E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
234 km (145 mi) E of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
239 km (149 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
246 km (153 mi) E of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeFew Clouds 28.6°C (83 F), humidity: 76%, wind: 6 m/s (12 kts) from SSW
Estimated seismic energy released1.3 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.
4.294 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaBMKG


Seismic station: Davao, Philippines (DAV/IU network) | Distance from quake: 633 km / 393 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. Bandpass filter applied: 0.2-5.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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