Mag. 4.6 earthquake - 4.6 MOLUCCA SEA on Tue, 28 Aug 2012 20:36

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.6 quake 140km WNW of Tobelo, Indonesia, Mon, 27 Aug 2012 00:05, which had occurred 1 day 21 hours earlier.
Mag. 4.6 earthquake  - 4.6  MOLUCCA SEA on Tue, 28 Aug 2012 20:36

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 90 km depth

Date & time: 28 Aug 2012 11:36:38 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Local time at epicenter: Tue, 28 Aug 2012 20:36
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 90.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.21°N / 126.94°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tobaru (104 km / 65 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
130 km (81 mi) WNW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000)
165 km (103 mi) NNW of Ternate (pop: 101,700)
178 km (110 mi) NNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200)
212 km (132 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400)
246 km (153 mi) ENE of Manado (pop: 451,900)
247 km (153 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300)
621 km (386 mi) SSE of Budta (Philippines) (pop: 1,273,700)
2420 km (1504 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]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 4.690 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGFZ
M 4.412 kmNorthern Molucca SeaBMKG
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Mag. 4.6 earthquake - 4.6 MOLUCCA SEA on Tue, 28 Aug 2012 20:36
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