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Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Molucca Sea, Indonesia, on Thursday, Dec 1, 2022 at 11:53 am (GMT +8) -

Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Molucca Sea, Indonesia, on Thursday, Dec 1, 2022 at 11:53 am (GMT +8) Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Molucca Sea, Indonesia, on Thursday, Dec 1, 2022 at 11:53 am (GMT +8)

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 78 km depth

1 Dec 04:41 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 47 minutes.
1 Dec 04:56: Now using data updates from USGS
7 Dec 03:54: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 67.4 to 77.5 km (from 42 to 48 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 18 km (11 mi) towards S.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 1, 2022 03:53:53 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Dec 1, 2022 at 11:53 am (GMT +8)
Depth77.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude3.5895°N / 126.9372°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode3.59°S / 53.063°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoAwu (160 km / 99 mi)
Nearby towns and cities239 km (148 mi) NNW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
307 km (190 mi) NE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
330 km (205 mi) NE of Manado (pop: 451,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
339 km (211 mi) NE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
342 km (213 mi) SE of General Santos City (Philippines) (pop: 679,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
347 km (215 mi) NE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
351 km (218 mi) SSE of Maluñgun (Philippines) (pop: 52,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
359 km (223 mi) SE of Polomolok (Philippines) (pop: 64,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 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.
4.678 kmPulau-Pulau Talaud, IndonesiaUSGS
4.667 kmTalaud Islands, IndonesiaRaspberryShake
4.610 kmTalaud Islands, IndonesiaIRIS
4.764 kmTalaud Islands, IndonesiaGFZ
4.532 kmIndonesia: 306 Km S 32° E of Balut Island (Municipality Of Sarangani) (Davao Occidental)PHIVOLCS


Seismic station: Davao, Philippines (DAV/IU network) | Distance from quake: 415 km / 258 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. Bandpass filter applied: 0.2-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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