Mag. 4.6 earthquake - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Thursday, 30 December 1999 at 21:46 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 42 km depth
Depth: 42.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.345°N / 126.727°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tobaru (132 km / 82 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
158 km (98 mi) WNW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) NNW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (123 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) NNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
217 km (135 mi) ENE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
230 km (143 mi) ENE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
242 km (151 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
422 km (262 mi) SSE of Glan (Sarangani, Philippines) (pop: 24,300) --> See nearby quakes!
2405 km (1494 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.6||42 km||Molucca Sea (Indonesia)||USGS|
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