Mag. 4.6 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 20 km south of Pulau Gureda Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Saturday, 23 July 2016 at 07:27 (GMT)

Mag. 4.6 earthquake  - Molucca Sea, 20 km south of Pulau Gureda Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Saturday, 23 July 2016 at 07:27 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 57 km depth

23 Jul 07:31 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Jul 23 07:34: Magnitude recalculated from 4.5 to 4.4.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 53.0 km.
Jul 23 07:40: Magnitude recalculated from 4.4 to 4.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 53.0 to 56.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 56.0 to 57.0 km.
Jul 23 08:10: Magnitude recalculated from 4.5 to 4.6.
Date & time: 23 Jul 2016 07:27:49 UTC
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 57.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.81°N / 126.18°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Gamalama (131 km / 81 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
132 km (82 mi) ESE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) W of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) ESE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
154 km (95 mi) W of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
154 km (96 mi) ESE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) ESE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) ESE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
228 km (141 mi) WSW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
348 km (216 mi) E of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
2285 km (1420 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) NW of Pulau Sebawoho Island --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) SSE 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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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 4.657 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGFZ
M 4.940 km- 130km ESE of Bitung, IndonesiaUSGS

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Mag. 4.6 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 20 km south of Pulau Gureda Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Saturday, 23 July 2016 at 07:27 (GMT)
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