Mag. 4.2 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 197 km south of Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Saturday, September 13, 2014 16:22:18

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.2 quake Molucca Sea, 182 km south of Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, 10 September 2014 02:46 GMT, which had occurred 3 days earlier.
Mag. 4.2 earthquake  - Molucca Sea, 197 km south of Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Saturday, September 13, 2014 16:22:18

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 35 km depth

13 Sep 09:10 UTC: First to report: USGS after 48 minutes.
Date & time: 13 Sep 2014 08:22:18 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, September 13, 2014 16:22:18
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.31°S / 125.2609°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ambang (150 km / 93 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
184 km (114 mi) SSE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) SSE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (122 mi) S of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
203 km (126 mi) S of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
205 km (127 mi) SSE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
262 km (163 mi) ESE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
266 km (165 mi) WSW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
281 km (175 mi) WSW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
284 km (177 mi) ENE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
2147 km (1334 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) SE of Libuton Laga Island --> See nearby quakes!
213 km (132 mi) NW of Pulau Lipumatole Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) More info
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M 4.235 km149km SE of Lolayan, IndonesiaUSGS

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Mag. 4.2 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 197 km south of Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Saturday, September 13, 2014 16:22:18
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