Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 7.4 km southwest of Pulau Gureda Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Monday, 21 May 2018 at 13:33 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 7.4 km southwest of Pulau Gureda Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Monday, 21 May 2018 at 13:33 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 10 km depth

21 May 13:39 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Date & time: 21 May 2018 13:33:35 UTC
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.94°N / 126.1°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tongkoko (119 km / 74 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
116 km (72 mi) ESE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) ESE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (87 mi) ESE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (89 mi) W of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) ESE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (94 mi) ESE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) W of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
230 km (143 mi) WSW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
341 km (212 mi) E of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
424 km (264 mi) ENE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> 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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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.610 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGFZ
5.050 km MOLUCCA SEAEMSC
5.062 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGeoAu
5.010 km- 113km ESE of Bitung, IndonesiaUSGS

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