Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 66 km west of Tobelo, Indonesia, on 19 Apr 4:04 am (GMT +9) -

Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 66 km west of Tobelo, Indonesia, on 19 Apr 4:04 am (GMT +9)

Séisme faible magnitude 4.4 at 120 km depth

18 Apr 19:10 UTC: Premier à signaler: BMKG après 6 minutes.
18 Apr 19:15: Magnitude recalculée de 3.9 à 4.4. Profondeur recalculée de 147.0 à 120.0 km (de 91 à 75 mi). Emplacement de l'épicentre corrigé de 12 km (7.7 mi) au WSW.
Update Sun, 18 Apr 2021, 19:18
Moderate magnitude 4.4 quake hits 66 km northwest of Tobelo, Indonesia early morning
4.4 quake 19 Apr 4:04 am (GMT +9)
4.4 quake 19 Apr 4:04 am (GMT +9)
Just 13 minutes ago, a 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck near Tobelo, Kabupaten Halmahera Utara, Maluku Utara, Indonesia. The tremor was recorded early morning on Monday 19 April 2021 at 4:04 am local time, at an intermediate depth of 120 km below the surface.
The event was filed by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency, the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.4 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Tobelo (pop. 10,000) located 66 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 18 Apr 2021 19:04:38 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 19 Apr 4:04 am (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 4.4
Profondeur: 120.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.96°N / 127.46°E (Maluku Sea, Indonésie)
Volcan le plus près: Tarakan (36 km / 22 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
66 km ONO de Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
130 km N de Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
136 km N de Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
259 km ENE de Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
281 km E de Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
292 km ENE de Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
295 km E de Manado (pop: 451,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
304 km ENE de Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
514 km ENE de Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
528 km NO de Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 28.6°C (83 F), humidity: 73%, wind: 11 m/s (21 kts) from SW
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 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
4.4120 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaBMKG
4.4141 kmHALMAHERA, INDONESIAEMSC
4.4142 km53 Km WNW of Tobelo, IndonesiaUSGS
4.4144 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaGFZ

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