Mag. 4.4 earthquake - Ceram Sea, 109 km northwest of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, on Sunday, 15 December 2019 at 02:42 (GMT) -

Mag. 4.4 earthquake  - Ceram Sea, 109 km northwest of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, on Sunday, 15 December 2019 at 02:42 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

15 Dec 02:50 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 8 minutes.
Dec 15 02:55: Magnitude recalculated from 4.1 to 4.4.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 108.0 to 10.0 km.
Date & time: 15 Dec 2019 02:42:49 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.79°S / 127.8°E (Ceram Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Bibinoi (237 km / 147 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
109 km (68 mi) NNW of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) WNW of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
393 km (244 mi) S of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
401 km (249 mi) S of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
440 km (273 mi) WSW of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
554 km (345 mi) SSE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
557 km (346 mi) SE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
565 km (351 mi) SE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
577 km (359 mi) SE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
2354 km (1463 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) NNE of Pulau Tuban Island --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (116 mi) SE of Pulau Lipumatole Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
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

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.410 kmCeram Sea (Indonesia)BMKG
M 4.410 kmCeram Sea, IndonesiaEMSC

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Puket Babyan Tree / Light shaking (MMI IV)
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Mag. 4.4 earthquake - Ceram Sea, 109 km northwest of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, on Sunday, 15 December 2019 at 02:42 (GMT)
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