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Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Molucca Sea, Indonesia, on Saturday, Jan 22, 2022 at 10:49 pm (GMT +9) -

Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Molucca Sea, Indonesia, on Saturday, Jan 22, 2022 at 10:49 pm (GMT +9) Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Molucca Sea, Indonesia, on Saturday, Jan 22, 2022 at 10:49 pm (GMT +9)

Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 62 km depth

22 Jan 14:01 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 12 minutes.
22 Jan 14:12: Now using data updates from USGS

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 22, 2022 13:49:49 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Jan 22, 2022 at 10:49 pm (GMT +9)
Depth61.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude2.8166°N / 127.4791°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode2.817°S / 52.521°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoTarakan (116 km / 72 mi)
Nearby towns and cities135 km (84 mi) NNW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
226 km (140 mi) N of Ternate (pop: 101,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
231 km (144 mi) N of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
296 km (184 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
328 km (204 mi) ENE of Manado (pop: 451,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
331 km (206 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
341 km (212 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
447 km (278 mi) SE of General Santos City (Philippines) (pop: 679,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
456 km (283 mi) SSE of Maluñgun (Philippines) (pop: 52,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
464 km (288 mi) SE of Polomolok (Philippines) (pop: 64,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 27.8°C (82 F), humidity: 78%, wind: 6 m/s (12 kts) from NNW
Estimated seismic energy released1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
4.962 km134 Km NNW of Tobelo, IndonesiaUSGS
4.960 kmIndonesia: MOLUCCA SEAEMSC
4.962 kmIndonesia: Northern Molucca SeaRaspberryShake
4.972 kmIndonesia: 369 Km S 27° E of Balut Island (Municipality Of Sarangani) (Davao Occidental)PHIVOLCS
4.930 kmIndonesia: Northern Molucca SeaGFZ

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