Terremoto moderado mag. 4.5 - Maluku Sea, 89 km NNW of Ternate, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, Friday, 19 Feb. 2021 -

Terremoto moderado mag. 4.5 - Maluku Sea, 89 km NNW of Ternate, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, Friday, 19 Feb. 2021

Terremoto moderado magnitud 4.5 at 28 km depth

19 Feb 12:55 UTC: Primero en informar: BMKG después de 5 minutos.
19 Feb 13:15: Magnitud recalculada de 4.6 a 4.7.
19 Feb 14:05: Magnitud recalculada de 4.7 a 4.5. Profundidad recalculada de 10.0 a 28.0 km (de 6.2 a 17.4 mi). Ubicación del epicentro corregida 2.2 km (1.4 mi) al O.
Update Fri, 19 Feb 2021, 13:00
Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.6 just reported 88 km northwest of Ternate, Indonesia
4.6 quake 19 Feb 9:50 pm (GMT +9)
4.6 quake 19 Feb 9:50 pm (GMT +9)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 occurred in the evening on Friday 19 February 2021 at 9:50 pm local time near Ternate, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, as reported by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency.
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 10 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.6 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Ternate (pop. 101,700) located 88 km from the epicenter, Tobelo (pop. 10,000) 101 km away, and Sofifi (pop. 36,200) 102 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Fecha & hora: 19 Feb 2021 12:50:23 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: Friday, 19 Feb 2021 21:50 (GMT +9)
Magnitud: 4.5
Profundidad: 28.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 1.54°N / 127.1°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Volcán mas cercano: Gamkonora (50 km / 31 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
89 km al NNO de Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
103 km al NNO de Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
103 km al OSO de Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
213 km al E de Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
245 km al E de Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
250 km al E de Manado (pop: 451,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
257 km al E de Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
463 km al ENE de Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
535 km al ONO de Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
554 km al ENE de Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Moderate Rain 28.2°C (83 F), humidity: 77%, wind: 9 m/s (18 kts) from WNW
Fuente primaria de datos: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Energía liberada estimada: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.528 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaBMKG

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10964.3 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Heard a noise and shaking. Did not last for more than a minute  
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