Terremoto moderato mag. 4.9 - South Pacific Ocean, 42 km a nord est da Sorong, West Papua, Indonesia, venerdì, 12 febbraio 2021 -

Terremoto moderato mag. 4.9 - South Pacific Ocean, 42 km a nord est da Sorong, West Papua, Indonesia, venerdì, 12 febbraio 2021

Terremoto moderato magnitudine 4.9 at 10 km depth

12 Feb 12:55 UTC: Primo a segnalare: BMKG dopo 6 minuti.
12 Feb 13:00: Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 3.3 km (2.1 mi) al N.
12 Feb 19:45: Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 2.5 km (1.5 mi) al WSW.
Update Fri, 12 Feb 2021, 13:00
Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake 42 km northeast of Sorong, Indonesia
4.9 quake 12 Feb 9:49 pm (GMT +9)
4.9 quake 12 Feb 9:49 pm (GMT +9)
Just 10 minutes ago, a 4.9-magnitude earthquake struck near Sorong, West Papua, Indonesia. The tremor was recorded in the evening on Friday 12 February 2021 at 9:49 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, the first seismological agency to report it.
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 Sorong (pop. 125,500) located 42 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Data & ora: 12 Feb 2021 12:49:36 UTC -
Ora locale a epicentro: venerdì, 12 feb 2021 21:49 (GMT +9)
Magnitudine: 4.9
Profondità: 10.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 0.65°S / 131.56°E (South Pacific Ocean, Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
42 km NE da Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
279 km O da Manokwari (pop: 53,200) --> Vedi sismi vicini
340 km NNO da Mas (pop: 320) --> Vedi sismi vicini
419 km NE da Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> Vedi sismi vicini
475 km ESE da Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
506 km NE da Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> Vedi sismi vicini
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 27.4°C (81 F), humidity: 80%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from W
Fonte dati primaria: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 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.
MagnitudineProfonditàUbicazioneFonte
4.910 kmIrian Jaya Region, IndonesiaBMKG
4.718 kmIrian Jaya Region, IndonesiaGFZ
4.720 kmNEAR N COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIAEMSC
4.610.4 km28 Km SW of Sorong, IndonesiaUSGS

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Bagh Azad Kashmir / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 20-30 s
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