Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 153 km depth

21 Jan 16:10 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 8 minutes.

Date & time: 21 Jan 2021 16:02:00 UTC –
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 22 Jan 2021 12:02 am (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 153.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.73°N / 127.25°E (Philippines Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Awu (227 km / 141 mi)

Nearby towns and cities:
256 km (159 mi) ESE of Sapu Padidu (pop: 9,790) –> See nearby quakes!
257 km (160 mi) ESE of Glan (Sarangani, Philippines) (pop: 24,300) –> See nearby quakes!
261 km (162 mi) SE of Malita (Philippines) (pop: 41,100) –> See nearby quakes!
265 km (165 mi) SE of Alabel (Philippines) (pop: 43,300) –> See nearby quakes!
273 km (169 mi) SSE of Mati (Philippines) (pop: 105,900) –> See nearby quakes!
277 km (172 mi) ESE of General Santos (Philippines) (pop: 679,600) –> See nearby quakes!
278 km (173 mi) SE of Maluñgun (Philippines) (pop: 52,200) –> See nearby quakes!
293 km (182 mi) SE of Polomolok (Philippines) (pop: 64,000) –> See nearby quakes!
307 km (191 mi) SE of Digos (Philippines) (pop: 116,100) –> See nearby quakes!
2572 km (1598 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) –> See nearby quakes!
13 km (8 mi) ENE of Pulau Magupung Island –> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) SE of Pulau Mianggas Island –> See nearby quakes!

Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 29.2°C (84 F), humidity: 75%, wind: 6 m/s (11 kts) from ENE

Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)

Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info

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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Magnitude Depth Location Source
M 4.6 153 km Talaud Islands, Indonesia BMKG
M 3.5 101 km KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA EMSC
M 3.5 101 km 243 Km S 64° E of Jose Abad Santos (Davao Occidental), Indonesia PHIVOLCS

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Mag. 4.6 earthquake – Philippines Sea, 13 km east of Pulau Magupung Island, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Friday, 22 Jan 2021 12:02 am (GMT +8)

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