Mag. 4.6 earthquake - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Sunday, 18 March 1973 at 14:37 (GMT)

Mag. 4.6 earthquake  - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Sunday, 18 March 1973 at 14:37 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 18 Mar 1973 02:37:48 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.577°N / 126.923°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tarakan (131 km / 81 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
113 km (70 mi) NW of Baja (North Maluku)
153 km (95 mi) NW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara, Maluku Utara) (pop: 10,000)
205 km (128 mi) NNW of Ternate (Hidalgo del Parral, North Maluku) (pop: 101,700)
216 km (135 mi) NNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan, Maluku Utara) (pop: 36,200)
261 km (162 mi) ENE of Manado (Karimnagar, North Sulawesi) (pop: 451,900)
264 km (164 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa, Sulawesi Utara) (pop: 33,300)
439 km (273 mi) SSE of General Santos (Soccsksargen, Philippines) (pop: 679,600)
2435 km (1513 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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M 4.633 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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