Mag. 4.4 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 74 km northwest of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Saturday, 23 July 2016 at 21:30 (GMT)

Mag. 4.4 earthquake  - Molucca Sea, 74 km northwest of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Saturday, 23 July 2016 at 21:30 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 60 km depth

23 Jul 21:35 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Jul 23 21:36: Magnitude recalculated from 4.3 to 4.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 48.0 to 62.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 62.0 to 65.0 km.
Jul 23 21:41: Magnitude recalculated from 4.2 to 4.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 65.0 to 64.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 64.0 to 61.0 km.
Jul 23 21:42: Magnitude recalculated from 4.3 to 4.4.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 61.0 to 60.0 km.
Date & time: 23 Jul 2016 21:30:07 UTC
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 60.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.21°N / 126.87°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Hiri (61 km / 38 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
74 km (46 mi) NW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) NW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) WSW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (117 mi) E of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
213 km (132 mi) E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
218 km (135 mi) E of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
230 km (143 mi) E of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
430 km (267 mi) E of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
2372 km (1474 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (38 mi) WNW of Pulau Salo Island --> See nearby quakes!
205 km (128 mi) SE of Pulau Tahulandang Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 4.460 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGFZ
M 4.864 km- 64km NW of Kota Ternate, IndonesiaUSGS

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Mag. 4.4 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 74 km northwest of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Saturday, 23 July 2016 at 21:30 (GMT)
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