Mag. 4.8 earthquake - Northern Molucca Sea on Sunday, 14 December 2014 at 14:14 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.0 quake Northern Molucca Sea 15 November 02:31 UTC, which had occurred 4 weeks earlier.
Mag. 4.8 earthquake  - Northern Molucca Sea on Sunday, 14 December 2014 at 14:14 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 51 km depth

14 Dec 14:19 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Dec 15 14:10: Magnitude recalculated from 4.5 to 4.8.
Date & time: 14 Dec 2014 02:14:39 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 51.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.98°N / 126.4°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ruang (111 km / 69 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
146 km (91 mi) NW of Balisoan
147 km (91 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400)
172 km (107 mi) NW of Ternate (pop: 101,700)
181 km (113 mi) ENE of Manado (pop: 451,900)
182 km (113 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300)
189 km (117 mi) NW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200)
620 km (385 mi) SSE of Budta (Philippines) (pop: 1,273,700)
2355 km (1463 mi) ENE 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 4.851 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGFZ
M 4.848 km135km ENE of Bitung, IndonesiaUSGS

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