Mag. 4.5 earthquake - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Tuesday, 20 March 1973 at 01:37 (GMT)

Mag. 4.5 earthquake  - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Tuesday, 20 March 1973 at 01:37 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 11 km depth

Date & time: 20 Mar 1973 01:37:47 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 11.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.11°N / 126.354°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ruang (105 km / 65 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
143 km (89 mi) WNW of Toguis (North Maluku)
181 km (113 mi) ENE of Manado (Karimnagar, North Sulawesi) (pop: 451,900)
184 km (114 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa, Sulawesi Utara) (pop: 33,300)
186 km (116 mi) NW of Ternate (Hidalgo del Parral, North Maluku) (pop: 101,700)
194 km (120 mi) ENE of Tomohon (Sulawesi Utara) (pop: 27,600)
203 km (126 mi) NW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan, Maluku Utara) (pop: 36,200)
464 km (288 mi) SSE of General Santos (Soccsksargen, Philippines) (pop: 679,600)
2356 km (1464 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) [learn more]
[smaller] [bigger]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! Other users would love to hear about it!
Also if you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable also to earthquake science and earthquake hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. You can use your device location or the map to indicate where you were during the earthquake. Thank you!

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 4.511 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)USGS
Note: for quakes of 2012 and earlier, our database often contains only records from USGS.

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake yet. If you felt it be the first to report it!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Mag. 4.5 earthquake - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Tuesday, 20 March 1973 at 01:37 (GMT)
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
 

More on VolcanoDiscovery

 
Why is there advertising on this site?

Support us!

Maintaining the website and our free apps is a time- and cost-intensive effort.
If you find the information useful and would like to support our team to develop further features and get the upgraded ad-free version, consider making a donation (PayPal or Online cc payment).
Planned features:
  • Weather reports
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Design upgrades
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive back to 1900
  • Additional data sources
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.