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Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 114 km north of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Thursday, Mar 16, 2023 at 11:51 pm (GMT +9) -

Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 114 km north of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Thursday, Mar 16, 2023 at 11:51 pm (GMT +9) Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 114 km north of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Thursday, Mar 16, 2023 at 11:51 pm (GMT +9)

Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 120 km depth

16 Mar 15:08 UTC: First to report: RaspberryShake after 17 minutes.
16 Mar 15:34: Now using data updates from USGS

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 16, 2023 14:51:26 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Mar 16, 2023 at 11:51 pm (GMT +9)
Depth119.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude1.8181°N / 127.3533°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode1.818°S / 52.647°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoTobaru (41 km / 25 mi)
Nearby towns and cities74 km (46 mi) W of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
114 km (71 mi) N of Ternate (pop: 101,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
122 km (76 mi) N of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
244 km (152 mi) E of Bitung (pop: 137,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
267 km (166 mi) E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
277 km (172 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
281 km (175 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 28°C (82 F), humidity: 73%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from ENE
Estimated seismic energy released1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 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.
4.3120 km73 Km W of Tobelo, IndonesiaUSGS
4.3120 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaRaspberryShake
4.310 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaIRIS
4.3114 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaGFZ

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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