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Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - 78 km south of Gorontalo, Indonesia, on Friday, Dec 2, 2022 at 4:55 pm (GMT +8) -

Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - 78 km south of Gorontalo, Indonesia, on Friday, Dec 2, 2022 at 4:55 pm (GMT +8) Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - 78 km south of Gorontalo, Indonesia, on Friday, Dec 2, 2022 at 4:55 pm (GMT +8)

Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 126 km depth

2 Dec 09:03 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
2 Dec 09:10: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 5.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 148.0 to 153.0 km (from 92 to 95 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 11 km (7 mi) towards WSW.
2 Dec 09:12: Now using data updates from USGS
2 Dec 10:12: Now using data updates from BMKG
Update Fri, 2 Dec 2022, 09:18

Magnitude 5.0 earthquake strikes near Gorontalo, Indonesia

5.0 quake 66 km south of Gorontalo, Indonesia, Dec 2, 2022 4:55 pm (GMT +8)
5.0 quake 66 km south of Gorontalo, Indonesia, Dec 2, 2022 4:55 pm (GMT +8)
An intermediate to deep magnitude 5.0 earthquake was reported in the afternoon near Gorontalo, Indonesia.
According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake hit on Friday, December 2nd, 2022, at 4:55 pm local time at an intermediate to considerable depth of 155.2 km. The strength of the earthquake may have been tempered by its relative great depth below the surface, which makes it feel weaker in absolute terms. 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.
A second report was later issued by France's Réseau National de Surveillance Sismique (RéNaSS), which listed it as a magnitude 5.4 earthquake. Other agencies reporting the same quake include the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) at magnitude 5.0, the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake at magnitude 5.0, and the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 5.0.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Gorontalo (pop. 144,200) located 66 km from the epicenter, and Luwuk (pop. 47,800) 114 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 2, 2022 08:55:17 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Dec 2, 2022 at 4:55 pm (GMT +8)
Depth126.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude0.14°S / 123.25°E (Gulf of Tomini, Indonesia)
Antipode0.14°N / 56.75°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceBMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Nearest volcanoAmbang (163 km / 101 mi)
Nearby towns and cities78 km (49 mi) SSE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
104 km (65 mi) NNE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
237 km (147 mi) SW of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
245 km (152 mi) SW of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
253 km (157 mi) SW of Manado (pop: 451,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
279 km (174 mi) SW of Bitung (pop: 137,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
311 km (193 mi) ENE of Poso (pop: 47,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
385 km (239 mi) ENE of Palu (pop: 282,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
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.
4.9126 kmIndonesia: Dilaut 103 Km Timur Laut SalakanBMKG
5.0155 kmIndonesia: Minahassa Peninsula, SulawesiRaspberryShake
5.0153 km65 Km SSE of Gorontalo, IndonesiaGFZ
5.410 kmIndonesia: Near ZamboangaRENASS
5.010 kmIndonesia: Minahassa Peninsula, SulawesiIRIS
5.0154 km67 Km SSE of Gorontalo, IndonesiaUSGS


Seismic station: Davao, Philippines (DAV/IU network) | Distance from quake: 842 km / 523 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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