Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Northern Molucca Sea on Monday, 14 December 2015
14 Dec 14:12 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 hours.
Depth: 51.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.68°N / 126.75°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Gamkonora (92 km / 57 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
121 km (75 mi) NW of Ternate (pop: 101,700)
138 km (86 mi) NW of Sofifi (pop: 36,200)
140 km (87 mi) W of Tobelo (pop: 10,000)
175 km (109 mi) E of Bitung (pop: 137,400)
199 km (123 mi) E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (pop: 8,000)
2378 km (1478 mi) NE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) [learn more]
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|Time||Mag. / Depth||Location||Source|
|Mon, 14 Dec 10:57 UTC||M 4.6 / 51 km||Northern Molucca Sea||GFZ|
|Mon, 14 Dec 10:57 UTC||M 4.6 / 51 km||MOLUCCA SEA||EMSC|
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