Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 298 km northeast of Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Wednesday, Sep 15, 2021 12:42 pm (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 298 km northeast of Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Wednesday, Sep 15, 2021 12:42 pm (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 10 km depth

15 Sep 04:50 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 8 minutes.
15 Sep 04:55: Magnitude recalculated from 4.5 to 4.6. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 51.0 to 10.0 km (from 32 to 6.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 24 km (15 mi) towards SSW.
Date & time: Sep 15, 2021 04:42:03 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, Sep 15, 2021 12:42 pm (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.34°N / 126.78°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 3.34°S / 53.22°W
Nearest volcano: Banua Wuhu (145 km / 90 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
225 km (140 mi) NW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
274 km (170 mi) NE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
291 km (181 mi) NNW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
298 km (185 mi) NE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
302 km (188 mi) NNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
307 km (191 mi) NE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
314 km (195 mi) NE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
356 km (221 mi) SSE of General Santos City (Philippines) (pop: 679,600) --> See nearby quakes!
411 km (255 mi) SSE of Digos (Philippines) (pop: 116,100) --> See nearby quakes!
412 km (256 mi) SSE of Koronadal City (Philippines) (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 27.6°C (82 F), humidity: 78%, wind: 6 m/s (11 kts) from NNE
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.610 kmTalaud Islands, IndonesiaBMKG
4.764 km218 Km NW of Tobelo, IndonesiaUSGS

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