Earthquake of moderate magnitude 4.4 at a depth of 10 km
July 1 17:15 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 6 minutes.
Update Thu, 1 July 2021, 17:21
A moderate tremor of magnitude 4.4 has just been reported 79 km northeast of Tobelo, Indonesia
4.4 Jul 2 earthquake 2:08 am (GMT +9)
A shallow 4.4 magnitude earthquake was reported in the early hours of the morning near Tobelo, North Halmahera Regency, North Maluku, Indonesia.
According to the Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency, the earthquake occurred on Friday July 2 2021 at 02:08 local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt stronger than deeper ones because they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake may be revised in the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review the data and refine their calculations, or when other agencies issue their reports.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Center for Seismology (EMSC) listing a 4.4 magnitude earthquake as well.
Cities or towns near the epicenter where the earthquake might be felt as a very weak shock include Tobelo (pop. 10,000) which is 79 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: Jul 1 2021 17:08:59 UTC –
Local time at the epicenter: 2 Jul 2:08 (GMT +9)
Depth: 10.0 km
Latitude / longitude epicenter: 1.9°N / 128.7°E
Nearest volcano: Dukono (94 km / 58 mi)
Nearest cities and towns:
79 km (49 mi) northeast of Tobelo (North Halmahera Regency) (pop: 10,000) -> See the nearest earthquake!
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Scattered clouds 27.6°C (82 F), humidity: 75%, wind: 2 m/s (5 kts) from WSW
Primary data source: BMKG (Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency)
Approximate energy released: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 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 earthquake and post similar data, the more trust you can have in the data. It usually takes up to several hours for earthquake parameters to be calculated with near optimal precision.
|4.4||10 km||Halmahera, Indonesia||BMKG|
|4.4||10 km||HALMAHERA, INDONESIA||EMSC|
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