Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 82 km northeast of Pulau Gureda Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Monday, 24 December 2018 at 21:50 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 10 km depth
24 Dec 22:01 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 11 minutes.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.6°N / 126.55°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Todoko-Ranu (109 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
129 km (80 mi) NW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) NW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (95 mi) E of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) W of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (109 mi) E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) E of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (122 mi) E of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
405 km (252 mi) ENE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
506 km (314 mi) NE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) More info
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|4.5||10 km||MOLUCCA SEA||EMSC|
|4.6||56 km||- 125km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia||USGS|
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