Mag. 4.1 earthquake - Northern Molucca Sea on Fri, 31 Aug 2012 21:29

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 5 days earlier.
Mag. 4.1 earthquake  - Northern Molucca Sea on Fri, 31 Aug 2012 21:29

Light magnitude 4.1 earthquake at 29 km depth

Date & time: 31 Aug 2012 12:29:20 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Local time at epicenter: Fri, 31 Aug 2012 21:29
Magnitude: 4.1
Depth: 29.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.23°N / 126.84°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tobaru (114 km / 71 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
141 km (88 mi) WNW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000)
171 km (106 mi) NNW of Ternate (pop: 101,700)
184 km (114 mi) NNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200)
203 km (126 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400)
236 km (147 mi) ENE of Manado (pop: 451,900)
238 km (148 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300)
556 km (345 mi) SSE of Davao (Philippines) (pop: 1,212,500)
2411 km (1498 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: BMKG
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1010 joules (24.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 21.3 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.129 kmNorthern Molucca SeaBMKG
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