Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake 40 km northwest of Tobelo, Indonesia
Tue, 6 Jul 2021, 21:5221:52 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 occurred early morning on Wednesday 7 July 2021 at 6:35 am local time near Tobelo, Kabupaten Halmahera Utara, North Maluku, Indonesia, as reported by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency.
4.4 quake 7 Jul 6:35 am (GMT +9)
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 15 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.4 as well.
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 Tobelo (pop. 10,000) located 40 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: 7 Jul 6:35 am (GMT +9) local time (6 Jul 2021 21:35 GMT)
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2°N / 127.78°E (North Maluku, Indonesia)
Primary data source: BMKG
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