Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 36 km southwest of Pulau Gureda Island, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Saturday, 23 January 1999 at 20:07 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 23 Jan 1999 20:07:23 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.729°N / 125.958°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tongkoko (122 km / 76 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
118 km (73 mi) SE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (82 mi) ESE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) SE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (90 mi) ESE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) SE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) W of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (111 mi) W of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
323 km (201 mi) E of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
399 km (248 mi) ENE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
560 km (348 mi) NW of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.4||33 km||Molucca Sea (Indonesia)||USGS|
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