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Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 182 km east of Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Sunday, Aug 14, 2022 at 12:17 pm (GMT +9) -

Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 182 km east of Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Sunday, Aug 14, 2022 at 12:17 pm (GMT +9) Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 182 km east of Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Sunday, Aug 14, 2022 at 12:17 pm (GMT +9)

Moderate magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

14 Aug 03:31 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 14 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 14, 2022 03:17:53 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Aug 14, 2022 at 12:17 pm (GMT +9)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude1.84°N / 126.45°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode1.84°S / 53.55°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearest volcanoRuang (124 km / 77 mi)
Nearby towns and cities146 km (91 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
156 km (97 mi) NW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
169 km (105 mi) ENE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
174 km (108 mi) W of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
174 km (108 mi) NW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
181 km (112 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
182 km (113 mi) ENE of Manado (pop: 451,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
192 km (119 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 28.4°C (83 F), humidity: 75%, wind: 7 m/s (14 kts) from S
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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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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.010 kmIndonesia: MOLUCCA SEAEMSC
4.010 kmIndonesia: Northern Molucca SeaRaspberryShake

Seismograms

Seismic station: Davao, Philippines (DAV/IU network) | Distance from quake: 589 km / 366 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Davao, Philippines: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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Bitung, North Sulawesi (150.2 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s (reported through our app)

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