International Disaster and Emergency Monitoring Center

Preliminary earthquake data and analysis

Earthquake Report
Base data
Event ID 255747
Event time 2020-09-03 04:03:58 (UTC)
Local time 2020-09-02 19:03:58 - [It was night in the affected area.]
Last update 2020-09-03 04:10:00 (UTC)
Magnitude 4.1
Depth 21 km
Class Light
Hypocenter Shallow depth
Mercalli scale 2
Possible effects A few people might notice movement if they are at rest and/or on the upper floors of tall buildings.
Data status
Data provider EMSC

Continent Indonesian Archipelago
Country Indonesia
Administration area Maluku Utara
Nearest settlement Pasirputih
Distance 37 km
Course E
Surface type underwater quake
Tsunami region North Pacific
Water surface name Molukka Sea

Risk Analisys
Nearest nuclear power plants
There is no known nuclear power plant nearby.
Nearest marine ports
Ternate (94.58 km)
Nearest airports
Sultan Babullah Airport (91.28 km)
Nearest volcanoes
Hiri volcano (81.44 km), Jailolo volcano (85.41 km), Todoko-Ranu volcano (85.71 km), Gamalama volcano (88.74 km), Gamkonora volcano (92.81 km), Tidore volcano (104.86 km), Ibu volcano (105.70 km), Mare volcano (111.65 km), Tobaru volcano (114.26 km), Moti volcano (122.03 km), Hamiding volcano (129.79 km), Makian volcano (133.01 km), Tarakan volcano (139.22 km), Dukono volcano (140.08 km)
Quick Analysis
According to the epicenter of the quake, this is an underwater quake.