Mag. 4.5 earthquake - 4.5 MOLUCCA SEA on Sunday, 21 December 2014 at 12:46 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.7 quake Northern Molucca Sea 26 November 14:33 UTC, which had occurred 4 weeks earlier.
Mag. 4.5 earthquake  - 4.5  MOLUCCA SEA on Sunday, 21 December 2014 at 12:46 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 59 km depth

21 Dec 13:10 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 23 minutes.
Date & time: 21 Dec 2014 12:46:50 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 59.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.17°N / 126.77°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tobaru (117 km / 73 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
134 km (83 mi) NW of Balisoan
146 km (91 mi) WNW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000)
168 km (104 mi) NNW of Ternate (pop: 101,700)
182 km (113 mi) NNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200)
193 km (120 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400)
227 km (141 mi) ENE of Manado (pop: 451,900)
473 km (294 mi) SSE of General Santos (Philippines) (pop: 679,600)
2401 km (1492 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 4.558 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGFZ

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Mag. 4.5 earthquake - 4.5 MOLUCCA SEA on Sunday, 21 December 2014 at 12:46 (GMT)
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