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Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - Molucca Sea, Indonesia, on Saturday, Jan 22, 2022 at 9:12 pm (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - Molucca Sea, Indonesia, on Saturday, Jan 22, 2022 at 9:12 pm (GMT +8) Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - Molucca Sea, Indonesia, on Saturday, Jan 22, 2022 at 9:12 pm (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 6 km depth

22 Jan 13:25 UTC: First to report: PHIVOLCS after 13 minutes.
23 Jan 11:55: Magnitude recalculated from 3.9 to 4.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 17.0 to 6.0 km (from 10.6 to 3.7 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 25 km (15 mi) towards E.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 22, 2022 13:12:00 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Jan 22, 2022 at 9:12 pm (GMT +8)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4
Depth6.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude3.49°N / 126.45°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode3.49°S / 53.55°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourcePHIVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology)
Nearest volcanoAwu (107 km / 66 mi)
Nearby towns and cities239 km (149 mi) SSE of Sarangani (Davao del Sur, Philippines) (pop: 7,510) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
262 km (163 mi) NW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
266 km (165 mi) NNE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
276 km (172 mi) NE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
285 km (177 mi) SSE of Caburan (Davao del Sur, Philippines) (pop: 12,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
286 km (177 mi) NE of Manado (pop: 451,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
294 km (183 mi) SSE of Glan (Sarangani, Philippines) (pop: 24,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
297 km (185 mi) NE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
303 km (188 mi) NE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
304 km (189 mi) SSE of Malapatan (Sarangani, Philippines) (pop: 19,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeLight Rain 27.9°C (82 F), humidity: 77%, wind: 8 m/s (16 kts) from N
Estimated seismic energy released6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.06 kmIndonesia: 242 Km S 28° E of Balut Island (Municipality Of Sarangani) (Davao Occidental)PHIVOLCS
3.917 kmKEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIAEMSC

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