Mag. 4.7 earthquake - 115 km northwest of Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia, on 29 Oct 8:28 pm (GMT +9) -

Mag. 4.7 earthquake  - 115 km northwest of Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia, on 29 Oct 8:28 pm (GMT +9)

Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 10 km depth

29 Oct 11:35 UTC: Premier à signaler: BMKG après 7 minutes.
29 Oct 11:55: Profondeur recalculée de 16.0 à 10.0 km (de 9.9 à 6.2 mi). Emplacement de l'épicentre corrigé de 7.9 km (4.9 mi) au S.
Update Thu, 29 Oct 2020, 12:20
Magnitude 4.7 earthquake strikes near Ambon, Indonesia
4.7 quake: Ceram Sea, Indonesia, 29 Oct 2020 11:28
4.7 quake: Ceram Sea, Indonesia, 29 Oct 2020 11:28
Just 52 minutes ago, a 4.7-magnitude earthquake struck near the city of Ambon, Indonesia. The tremor was recorded in the evening on Thursday 29 October 2020 at 8.28 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 (BMKG), the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service at VolcanoDiscovery identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.7 as well.
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.
Towns or cities near the epicenter that are likely to be affected include Ambon (pop. 355,600) at a distance of 115 km with weak shaking, and Amahai (pop. 47,700) at a distance of 151 km with very weak shaking.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 29 Oct 2020 11:28:10 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 29 Oct 8:28 pm (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 4.7
Profondeur: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.79°S / 127.68°E (Ceram Sea, Indonésie)
Volcan le plus près: Bibinoi (217 km / 135 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
115 km NNO de Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
151 km ONO de Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
393 km S de Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
400 km S de Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
451 km OSO de Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
2341 km E de Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
64 km N de Pulau Tuban Island --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
206 km O de Seram Island --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 28°C (82 F), humidity: 72%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from E
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 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.
MagnitudeProfondeurLocationSource
M 4.710 km- Ceram Sea, IndonesiaBMKG
M 4.716 kmCeram Sea, IndonesiaEMSC
M 4.255 kmCeram Sea, IndonesiaUSGS

User reports for this quake

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