Magnitude 4.4 earthquake strikes close to Ternate, Maluku Utara, Indonesia / VolcanoDiscovery
Wed, March 31, 2021, 1:36 AM
01:36 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
4.4 earthquake March 31 10:16 (GMT +9)
A magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck just 14 minutes ago 59 km northwest of Ternate, Indonesia, the Indonesian Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysical Agency reported.
The earthquake struck at an intermediate depth of 134 km below the epicenter near Ternate, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on the morning of Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 10:16 a.m. local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter and depth of the quake could be revised in the next few hours or minutes, as seismologists review the data and refine their calculations, or when other agencies release their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) which also listed the earthquake at a magnitude of 4.4.
Cities near the epicenter where the earthquake could have been felt as very weak tremors include Ternate (101,700 inhabitants) located 59 km from the epicenter and Tobelo (10,000 inhabitants) 104 km away.
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Date and time: March 31, 2021 10:16 (GMT +9) native time (March 31, 2021 01:16 GMT)
Depth: 134.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.28 ° N / 127.19 ° E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Predominant knowledge supply: BMKG