Mag. 4.6 earthquake - MOLUCCA SEA on Sunday, 6 January 2019 at 18:14 (GMT)
Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 10 km depth
6 Jan 18:26 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 12 minutes.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.33°N / 126.74°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tobaru (129 km / 80 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
115 km (71 mi) WNW of Aruk
156 km (97 mi) WNW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000)
186 km (115 mi) NNW of Ternate (Hidalgo del Parral) (pop: 101,700)
199 km (124 mi) NNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200)
230 km (143 mi) ENE of Manado (Karimnagar) (pop: 451,900)
233 km (145 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300)
455 km (283 mi) SSE of General Santos (Philippines) (pop: 679,600)
2405 km (1495 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) [learn more]
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|M 4.6||10 km||MOLUCCA SEA||EMSC|
|M 4.7||60 km||- 153km WNW of Tobelo, Indonesia||USGS|
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