Mag. 4.3 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 148 km southwest of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 9 Dec 2020 10:53 am (GMT +9) -

Mag. 4.3 earthquake  - Molucca Sea, 148 km southwest of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 9 Dec 2020 10:53 am (GMT +9)

Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

9 Dec 02:00 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 7 minutes.
9 Dec 12:15: Magnitude recalculated from 4.4 to 4.3. Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards S.
Date & time: 9 Dec 2020 01:53:35 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 9 Dec 2020 10:53 am (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.25°N / 126.17°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Makian (137 km / 85 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
148 km (92 mi) WSW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) WSW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (107 mi) SE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
183 km (113 mi) SE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) SE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) SE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) SE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
347 km (216 mi) E of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
399 km (248 mi) ENE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
2263 km (1406 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) W of Pulau Goweba Island --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) WNW of Pulau Temomadafa Island --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 29.7°C (85 F), humidity: 70%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from ENE
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
M 4.310 kmNorthern Molucca Sea, IndonesiaBMKG
M 4.451 kmMOLUCCA SEA, IndonesiaEMSC
M 4.451 km136 Km WSW of Ternate, IndonesiaUSGS

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