Magnitude 4.8 earthquake strikes near Tual, Maluku, Indonesia
Wed, 20 Jan 2021, 04:5404:54 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A magnitude 4.8 earthquake near Tual, Maluku, Indonesia, was reported only 25 minutes ago by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a moderately shallow depth of 60 km beneath the epicenter around noon on Wednesday 20 January 2021 at 1:28 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.
4.8 quake 20 Jan 1:28 pm (GMT +9)
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.8 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Tual (pop. 39,500) located 115 km from the epicenter.
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ΈΝΙΩΣΑ ΑΥΤΌ ΤΟ ΣΕΙΣΜΌ
Ημερομηνία & time: 20 Jan 2021 1:28 pm (GMT +9) local time (20 Jan 2021 04:28 GMT)
Βάθος: 60.0 km
Επίκεντρο γεωγραφικό πλάτος / γεωγραφικό μήκος: 6°S / 131.78°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Κύρια πηγή δεδομένων: EMSC
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