Terremoto moderado mag. 4.9 - South Pacific Ocean, 42 km NE of Sorong, West Papua, Indonesia, viernes, 12 feb. 2021 -

Terremoto moderado mag. 4.9 - South Pacific Ocean, 42 km NE of Sorong, West Papua, Indonesia, viernes, 12 feb. 2021

Terremoto moderado magnitud 4.9 at 10 km depth

12 Feb 12:55 UTC: Primero en informar: BMKG después de 6 minutos.
12 Feb 13:00: Ubicación del epicentro corregida 3.3 km (2.1 mi) al N.
12 Feb 19:45: Ubicación del epicentro corregida 2.5 km (1.5 mi) al WSW.
Update Fri, 12 Feb 2021, 13:00
Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake 42 km northeast of Sorong, Indonesia
4.9 quake 12 Feb 9:49 pm (GMT +9)
4.9 quake 12 Feb 9:49 pm (GMT +9)
Just 10 minutes ago, a 4.9-magnitude earthquake struck near Sorong, West Papua, Indonesia. The tremor was recorded in the evening on Friday 12 February 2021 at 9:49 pm 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.
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 Sorong (pop. 125,500) located 42 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Fecha & hora: 12 Feb 2021 12:49:36 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: viernes, 12 feb 2021 21:49 (GMT +9)
Magnitud: 4.9
Profundidad: 10.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 0.65°S / 131.56°E (Océano Pacífico Sur, Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
42 km al NE de Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
279 km al O de Manokwari (pop: 53,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
340 km al NNO de Mas (pop: 320) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
419 km al NE de Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
475 km al ESE de Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
506 km al NE de Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 27.4°C (81 F), humidity: 80%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from W
Fuente primaria de datos: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Energía liberada estimada: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 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
4.910 kmIrian Jaya Region, IndonesiaBMKG
4.718 kmIrian Jaya Region, IndonesiaGFZ
4.720 kmNEAR N COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIAEMSC
4.610.4 km28 Km SW of Sorong, IndonesiaUSGS

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Bagh Azad Kashmir / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 20-30 s
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