Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - Northern Molucca Sea on Friday, 5 December 2014 at 14:55 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.0 quake Northern Molucca Sea 15 November 02:31 UTC, which had occurred 3 weeks earlier.
Light mag. 4.8 earthquake  - Northern Molucca Sea on Friday, 5 December 2014 at 14:55 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 59 km depth

5 Dec 15:02 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Dec 5 16:10: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.8.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 56.0 to 59.0 km.
Date & time: 5 Dec 2014 02:55:55 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 59.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.06°N / 126.62°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Gamkonora (125 km / 78 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
159 km (99 mi) NW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000)
165 km (102 mi) NW of Ternate (pop: 101,700)
173 km (107 mi) NE of Bitung (pop: 137,400)
180 km (112 mi) NW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200)
194 km (120 mi) NE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000)
207 km (129 mi) NE of Manado (pop: 451,900)
479 km (297 mi) SE of General Santos (Philippines) (pop: 679,600)
2381 km (1480 mi) NE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 4.859 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGFZ
M 4.853 km156km WNW of Tobelo, IndonesiaUSGS

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