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Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 156 km southeast of Gorontalo, Indonesia, on Friday, Mar 17, 2023 at 11:03 pm (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 156 km southeast of Gorontalo, Indonesia, on Friday, Mar 17, 2023 at 11:03 pm (GMT +8) Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 156 km southeast of Gorontalo, Indonesia, on Friday, Mar 17, 2023 at 11:03 pm (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 19 km depth

17 Mar 15:12 UTC: First to report: RaspberryShake after 9 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 17, 2023 15:03:01 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Mar 17, 2023 at 11:03 pm (GMT +8)
Depth19.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude0.72°S / 123.69°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode0.72°N / 56.31°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceRaspberryShake (RaspberryShake)
Nearest volcanoAmbang (182 km / 113 mi)
Nearby towns and cities104 km (64 mi) ENE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
156 km (97 mi) SSE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
258 km (160 mi) SSW of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
263 km (164 mi) SSW of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
277 km (172 mi) SSW of Manado (pop: 451,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
284 km (177 mi) SSW of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
294 km (183 mi) SW of Bitung (pop: 137,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 28.5°C (83 F), humidity: 72%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from NE
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

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4.319 kmIndonesia: Minahassa Peninsula, SulawesiRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake

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