Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - Ceram Sea, 76 km north of Amahai, Maluku, Indonesia, on Sunday, Oct 24, 2021 10:30 am (GMT +9) -

Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - Ceram Sea, 76 km north of Amahai, Maluku, Indonesia, on Sunday, Oct 24, 2021 10:30 am (GMT +9)

Moderate magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

24 Oct 01:35 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 5 minutes.
24 Oct 01:40: Magnitude recalculated from 4.2 to 4.3. Epicenter location corrected by 2.2 km (1.4 mi) towards S.
Update Sun, 24 Oct 2021, 01:39
Magnitude 4.2 earthquake strikes near Amahai, Maluku, Indonesia
4.2 quake 24 Oct 10:30 am (GMT +9)
4.2 quake 24 Oct 10:30 am (GMT +9)
Just 9 minutes ago, a 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck near Amahai, Maluku, Indonesia. The tremor was recorded in the morning on Sunday, October 24th, 2021, at 10:30 am local time, at a shallow depth of 10 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 Amahai (pop. 47,700) located 78 km from the epicenter.

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Earthquake data

Date & time: Oct 24, 2021 01:30:21 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, Oct 24, 2021 10:30 am (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.66°S / 128.86°E (Ceram Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 2.66°N / 51.14°W
Nearest volcano: Banda Api (236 km / 147 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
76 km (47 mi) N of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (85 mi) NNE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
332 km (207 mi) SW of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (82 mi) NE of Ambon Island (pop: 501,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 27.8°C (82 F), humidity: 72%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from ENE
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) | 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
4.310 kmIndonesia: Ceram SeaBMKG
4.210 kmCERAM SEA, INDONESIAEMSC

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