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Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - Northern Molucca Sea on Friday, 24 June 2016

Light mag. 4.5 earthquake  - Northern Molucca Sea on Friday, 24 June 2016
24 Jun 00:14 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 43.0 to 50.0 km.
Jun 24 00:20: Magnitude recalculated from 4.4 to 4.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 50.0 to 51.0 km.
Date & time: Friday, 24 June 2016 00:07 UTC
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 51.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.54°N / 126.55°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Todoko-Ranu (107 km / 66 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
125 km (77 mi) NW of Ternate (pop: 101,700)
143 km (89 mi) NW of Sofifi (pop: 36,200)
152 km (94 mi) E of Bitung (pop: 137,400)
164 km (102 mi) W of Tobelo (pop: 10,000)
189 km (118 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900)
2352 km (1461 mi) NE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 24 Jun 00:07 UTCM 4.5 / 51 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGFZ
Fri, 24 Jun 00:07 UTCM 4.7 / 51 kmMOLUCCA SEAEMSC
2016-06-24 08:07:12 +08:00 (24 Jun 00:07:12 UTC)M 4.7 / 19.9 km- 115km NW of Kota Ternate, IndonesiaUSGS

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Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - Northern Molucca Sea on Friday, 24 June 2016

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