Terremoto leve mag. 4.7 - 63 km NNE of Tobelo, Kabupaten Halmahera Utara, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, Tuesday, 02 Feb. 2021 -

Terremoto leve mag. 4.7 - 63 km NNE of Tobelo, Kabupaten Halmahera Utara, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, Tuesday, 02 Feb. 2021

Terremoto leve magnitud 4.7 at 69 km depth

2 Feb 04:45 UTC: Primero en informar: BMKG después de 9 minutos.
2 Feb 13:40: Magnitud recalculada de 4.9 a 4.7. Profundidad recalculada de 60.0 a 69.0 km (de 37 a 43 mi). Ubicación del epicentro corregida 8.7 km (5.4 mi) al SO.
Update Tue, 2 Feb 2021, 04:51
Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake 71 km northeast of Tobelo, Indonesia
4.9 quake 2 Feb 1:36 pm (GMT +9)
4.9 quake 2 Feb 1:36 pm (GMT +9)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.9 occurred only 15 minutes ago 71 km northeast of Tobelo, Indonesia, Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) reported.
The quake hit at a moderately shallow depth of 60 km beneath the epicenter near Tobelo, Kabupaten Halmahera Utara, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, around noon on Tuesday 2 February 2021 at 1:36 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.8 earthquake. A third agency, the United States Geological Survey (USGS), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.8.
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 Tobelo (pop. 10,000) located 71 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Fecha & hora: 2 Feb 2021 04:36:00 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: Tuesday, 2 Feb 2021 13:36 (GMT +9)
Magnitud: 4.7
Profundidad: 69.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 2.24°N / 128.26°E (North Maluku, Indonesia)
Volcán mas cercano: Tarakan (75 km / 47 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
63 km al NNE de Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara, North Maluku) (pop: 10,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
184 km al NNE de Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan, North Maluku) (pop: 36,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
184 km al NNE de Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan, North Maluku) (pop: 36,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
188 km al NNE de Ternate (North Maluku) (pop: 101,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
352 km al ENE de Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
386 km al ENE de Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa, North Sulawesi) (pop: 33,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
388 km al ENE de Manado (North Sulawesi) (pop: 451,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
398 km al ENE de Tomohon (North Sulawesi) (pop: 27,600) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
481 km al NO de Sorong (West Papua) (pop: 125,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
523 km al SE de Glan (Sarangani, Soccsksargen, Filipinas) (pop: 24,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 27.4°C (81 F), humidity: 80%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from N
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
4.769 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaBMKG
4.884 km63 Km NE of Tobelo, IndonesiaUSGS
4.880 kmHALMAHERA, INDONESIAEMSC
4.883 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaGFZ

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64.5 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
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