Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 187 km north of Ternate, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Monday, 22 Feb 2021 12:00 pm (GMT +9) -

Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 187 km north of Ternate, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Monday, 22 Feb 2021 12:00 pm (GMT +9)

Séisme faible magnitude 4.9 at 67 km depth

22 Feb 03:08 UTC: Premier à signaler: GFZ après 8 minutes.
22 Feb 03:10: Maintenant en utilisant une nouvelle source de données: BMKG
22 Feb 03:15: Magnitude recalculée de 5.3 à 4.9. Profondeur recalculée de 10.0 à 69.0 km (de 6.2 à 43 mi). Emplacement de l'épicentre corrigé de 4.6 km (2.8 mi) au ENE.
22 Feb 13:50: Profondeur recalculée de 69.0 à 67.0 km (de 43 à 42 mi). Emplacement de l'épicentre corrigé de 1.1 km (0.7 mi) au O.
Update Mon, 22 Feb 2021, 03:12
Significant earthquake of magnitude 5.3 just reported 116 km northwest of Tobelo, Indonesia
5.3 quake 22 Feb 12:00 pm (GMT +9)
5.3 quake 22 Feb 12:00 pm (GMT +9)
A magnitude 5.3 earthquake near Tobelo, Kabupaten Halmahera Utara, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, was reported only 12 minutes ago by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency, considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in Indonesia. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter around noon on Monday 22 February 2021 at 12:00 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 German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), which listed it as a magnitude 4.8 earthquake. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), 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 116 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 22 Feb 2021 03:00:25 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: lundi, 22 févr. 2021 12:00 (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 4.9
Profondeur: 67.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.47°N / 127.3°E (Maluku Sea, Indonésie)
Volcan le plus près: Tarakan (92 km / 57 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
114 km NO de Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
187 km N de Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
195 km N de Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
260 km ENE de Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
281 km ENE de Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
294 km ENE de Manado (pop: 451,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
295 km ENE de Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
306 km ENE de Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
440 km SSE de Glan (Sarangani, Philippines) (pop: 24,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
449 km SSE de Malapatan (Sarangani, Philippines) (pop: 19,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 28.2°C (83 F), humidity: 78%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from WNW
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) Plus d'infos
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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.
MagnitudeProfondeurLieuSource
4.967 kmNorthern Molucca Sea, IndonesiaBMKG
5.180 kmMOLUCCA SEA, IndonesiaEMSC
5.184 kmNorthern Molucca Sea, IndonesiaGFZ
4.699 km351 Km S 32° E of Sarangani (Davao Occidental), IndonesiaPHIVOLCS
5.180 km105 Km NW of Tobelo, IndonesiaUSGS
5.185 kmNorthern Molucca Sea, IndonesiaGeoAu

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
1252 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
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