Mag. 4.6 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 61 km northeast of Pulau Gureda Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Saturday, 5 December 2015 at 15:29 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 47 km depth
5 Dec 17:04 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 1 hour and 35 minutes.
Depth: 47.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.49°N / 126.37°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Hiri (124 km / 77 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
131 km (82 mi) E of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) NW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) WNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) E of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) E of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
383 km (238 mi) ENE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
482 km (300 mi) NE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
2331 km (1449 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (76 mi) WNW of Pulau Salo Island --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) SE of Pulau Tahulandang Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.6||47 km||Northern Molucca Sea||GFZ|
|M 4.3||53 km||MOLUCCA SEA||EMSC|
|M 4.3||39 km||- 117km WNW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia||USGS|
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