Mag. 4.5 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 170 km south of Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Monday, 8 December 2014 at 20:54 (GMT)

Mag. 4.5 earthquake  - Molucca Sea, 170 km south of Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Monday, 8 December 2014 at 20:54 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 71 km depth

8 Dec 21:10 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 16 minutes.
Dec 9 08:10: Magnitude recalculated from 4.4 to 4.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 75.0 to 71.0 km.
Date & time: 8 Dec 2014 20:54:03 UTC
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 71.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.06°S / 125.01°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ambang (111 km / 69 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
152 km (95 mi) S of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) S of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (106 mi) S of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) S of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) S of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) ESE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
266 km (165 mi) ENE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
281 km (174 mi) WSW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (185 mi) WSW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
2129 km (1323 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) SE of Libuton Laga Island --> See nearby quakes!
161 km (100 mi) SSE of Pulau Tetapaan Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
M 4.565 kmSouthern Molucca SeaGFZ
M 4.468 kmMolucca SeaUSGS

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Mag. 4.5 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 170 km south of Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Monday, 8 December 2014 at 20:54 (GMT)
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