Mag. 4.7 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 187 km south of Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Sunday, 21 December 2014 at 23:01 (GMT)

Mag. 4.7 earthquake  - Molucca Sea, 187 km south of Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Sunday, 21 December 2014 at 23:01 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 54 km depth

21 Dec 23:05 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Dec 22 00:10: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 4.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 44.0 to 54.0 km.
Date & time: 21 Dec 2014 23:01:03 UTC
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 54.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.22°S / 125.22°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ambang (141 km / 88 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
173 km (108 mi) SSE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) SSE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) S of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) S of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (120 mi) SSE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
254 km (158 mi) ESE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
266 km (165 mi) WSW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
281 km (175 mi) WSW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
283 km (176 mi) ENE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
2146 km (1333 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) SE of Libuton Laga Island --> See nearby quakes!
249 km (154 mi) NE of Pulau Bokan Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 4.754 kmSouthern Molucca SeaGFZ
M 4.759 km138km SE of Lolayan, IndonesiaUSGS

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Mag. 4.7 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 187 km south of Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Sunday, 21 December 2014 at 23:01 (GMT)
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