Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - 302 km north of Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia, on Friday, 17 January 2020 at 06:45 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - 302 km north of Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia, on Friday, 17 January 2020 at 06:45 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

17 Jan 06:55 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 10 minutes.
Jan 17 18:00: Magnitude recalculated from 4.3 to 4.5.
Date & time: 17 Jan 2020 06:45:38 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.11°S / 127.35°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Bibinoi (62 km / 39 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
207 km (128 mi) S of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
211 km (131 mi) S of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
302 km (188 mi) NNW of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
303 km (188 mi) NW of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
373 km (232 mi) SE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
382 km (237 mi) SE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
391 km (243 mi) SE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
401 km (249 mi) SE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
436 km (271 mi) W of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
511 km (317 mi) ESE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
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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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.
M 4.510 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaBMKG
M 4.710 kmKepulauan Obi, IndonesiaEMSC
M 4.710 km40km NW of Laiwui, IndonesiaUSGS

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