Mag. 4.6 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 192 km south of Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Monday, 19 January 2015 at 09:55 (GMT)

Mag. 4.6 earthquake  - Molucca Sea, 192 km south of Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Monday, 19 January 2015 at 09:55 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 49 km depth

19 Jan 11:10 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 1 hour and 14 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 52.0 to 49.0 km.
Date & time: 19 Jan 2015 09:55:52 UTC
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 49.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.26°S / 125.35°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ambang (150 km / 93 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
181 km (112 mi) SSE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (115 mi) SSE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) S of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (124 mi) SSE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
202 km (125 mi) SSE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
255 km (158 mi) WSW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
269 km (167 mi) ESE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
270 km (167 mi) WSW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
295 km (183 mi) ENE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
2158 km (1341 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) SE of Libuton Laga Island --> See nearby quakes!
255 km (158 mi) NE of Pulau Bokan Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.649 km MOLUCCA SEAEMSC
M 4.651 kmSouthern Molucca SeaGFZ

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Mag. 4.6 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 192 km south of Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Monday, 19 January 2015 at 09:55 (GMT)
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