Terremoto moderado mag. 4.7 - 53 km NNE of Amahai, Maluku, Indonesia, domingo, 07 feb. 2021 -

Terremoto moderado mag. 4.7 - 53 km NNE of Amahai, Maluku, Indonesia, domingo, 07 feb. 2021

Terremoto moderado magnitud 4.7 at 11 km depth

7 Feb 22:03 UTC: Primero en informar: EMSC después de 6 minutos.
7 Feb 22:05: Ahora usando una nueva fuente de datos: BMKG
Update Sun, 7 Feb 2021, 22:12
Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.7 just reported 53 km northeast of Amahai, Indonesia
4.7 quake 8 Feb 6:57 am (GMT +9)
4.7 quake 8 Feb 6:57 am (GMT +9)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 occurred early morning on Monday 8 February 2021 at 6:57 am local time near Amahai, Maluku, Indonesia, as reported by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency.
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 11 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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 the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.8 earthquake.
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 Amahai (pop. 47,700) located 53 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Fecha & hora: 7 Feb 2021 21:57:39 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: lunes, 8 feb 2021 06:57 (GMT +9)
Magnitud: 4.7
Profundidad: 11.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 2.94°S / 129.18°E (Maluku, Indonesia)
Volcán mas cercano: Banda Api (192 km / 119 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
53 km al NNE de Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
139 km al NE de Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
326 km al SO de Sorong (West Papua) (pop: 125,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
396 km al O de Mas (pop: 320) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
496 km al NO de Tual (pop: 39,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 26°C (79 F), humidity: 73%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from S
Fuente primaria de datos: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Energía liberada estimada: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
4.711 kmSeram, IndonesiaBMKG
4.230 kmSERAM, INDONESIAEMSC
4.610 km46 Km NE of Amahai, IndonesiaUSGS

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