Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 89 km north of Ternate, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Friday, 19 Feb 2021 9:50 pm (GMT +9) -

Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 89 km north of Ternate, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Friday, 19 Feb 2021 9:50 pm (GMT +9)

Séisme modéré magnitude 4.5 at 28 km depth

19 Feb 12:55 UTC: Premier à signaler: BMKG après 5 minutes.
19 Feb 13:15: Magnitude recalculée de 4.6 à 4.7.
19 Feb 14:05: Magnitude recalculée de 4.7 à 4.5. Profondeur recalculée de 10.0 à 28.0 km (de 6.2 à 17.4 mi). Emplacement de l'épicentre corrigé de 2.2 km (1.4 mi) au 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:

Date & time: 19 Feb 2021 12:50:23 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: vendredi, 19 févr. 2021 21:50 (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 4.5
Profondeur: 28.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.54°N / 127.1°E (Molucca Sea, Indonésie)
Volcan le plus près: Gamkonora (50 km / 31 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
89 km NNO de Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
103 km NNO de Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
103 km OSO de Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
213 km E de Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
245 km E de Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
250 km E de Manado (pop: 451,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
257 km E de Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
463 km ENE de Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
535 km ONO de Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
554 km ENE de Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Moderate Rain 28.2°C (83 F), humidity: 77%, wind: 9 m/s (18 kts) from WNW
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) Plus d'infos
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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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