Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Northern Molucca Sea on Sunday, 21 December 2014 at 14:01 (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.
Light mag. 4.6 earthquake  - Northern Molucca Sea on Sunday, 21 December 2014 at 14:01 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 55 km depth

21 Dec 14:07 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Dec 21 16:10: Magnitude recalculated from 4.5 to 4.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 47.0 to 55.0 km.
Date & time: 21 Dec 2014 02:01:05 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 55.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.24°N / 126.77°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tobaru (121 km / 75 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
149 km (93 mi) NW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000)
175 km (109 mi) NW of Ternate (pop: 101,700)
189 km (117 mi) NW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200)
196 km (122 mi) NE of Bitung (pop: 137,400)
230 km (143 mi) NE of Manado (pop: 451,900)
231 km (144 mi) NE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300)
466 km (289 mi) SE of General Santos (Philippines) (pop: 679,600)
2404 km (1494 mi) NE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.655 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGFZ
M 4.766 km MOLUCCA SEAEMSC
M 4.751 km165km NNW of Kota Ternate, IndonesiaUSGS

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Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Northern Molucca Sea on Sunday, 21 December 2014 at 14:01 (GMT)
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