Terremoto moderato mag. 4.8 - Halmahera Sea, 33 km a nord ovest da Sorong, West Papua, Indonesia, sábbato, 20 febbraio 2021 -

Terremoto moderato mag. 4.8 - Halmahera Sea, 33 km a nord ovest da Sorong, West Papua, Indonesia, sábbato, 20 febbraio 2021

Terremoto moderato magnitudine 4.8 at 10 km depth

20 Feb 10:11 UTC: Primo a segnalare: EMSC dopo 7 minuti.
20 Feb 10:15: Ora utilizzando nuova fonte di dati: BMKG
Update Sat, 20 Feb 2021, 10:15
Moderate magnitude 4.8 quake hits 34 km northwest of Sorong, Indonesia early evening
4.8 quake 20 Feb 7:04 pm (GMT +9)
4.8 quake 20 Feb 7:04 pm (GMT +9)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred early evening on Saturday 20 February 2021 at 7:04 pm local time near Sorong, West Papua, Indonesia, as reported by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).
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.
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 34 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Data & ora: 20 Feb 2021 10:04:34 UTC -
Ora locale a epicentro: Saturday, 20 Feb 2021 19:04 (GMT +9)
Magnitudine: 4.8
Profondità: 10.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 0.66°S / 131.06°E (Halmahera Sea, Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
33 km NO da Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
335 km O da Manokwari (pop: 53,200) --> Vedi sismi vicini
363 km NNO da Mas (pop: 320) --> Vedi sismi vicini
381 km NE da Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> Vedi sismi vicini
419 km ESE da Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> Vedi sismi vicini
431 km SE da Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
465 km NE da Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> Vedi sismi vicini
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Moderate Rain 29.2°C (85 F), humidity: 72%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from W
Fonte dati primaria: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 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.
4.610 kmIrian Jaya Region, IndonesiaEMSC
4.610 km28 Km WNW of Sorong, IndonesiaUSGS
4.710 kmIrian Jaya Region, IndonesiaGFZ

User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Sawinggrai village, Gam Island, Raja Ampat (55.1 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Sorong City / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s
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