Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Teluk Tomini, 41 km west of Pulau Yapara Island, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 18 March 2015 at 01:22 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.0 quake Teluk Tomini, 28 km west of Pulau Yapara Island, Indonesia, 15 March 2015 23:17 GMT, which had occurred 2 days earlier.
Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Teluk Tomini, 41 km west of Pulau Yapara Island, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 18 March 2015 at 01:22 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 10 km depth

18 Mar 01:26 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Mar 18 01:29: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 4.8.
Date & time: 18 Mar 2015 01:22:16 UTC
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.6°S / 122.3°E (Teluk Tomini, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Una Una (90 km / 56 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
67 km (42 mi) NW of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (95 mi) SSW of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (120 mi) ENE of Poso (pop: 47,100) --> See nearby quakes!
272 km (169 mi) E of Palu (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
354 km (220 mi) NE of Palopo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
366 km (227 mi) SW of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
375 km (233 mi) NE of Rantepao (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
376 km (234 mi) N of Kendari (pop: 195,000) --> See nearby quakes!
394 km (245 mi) SW of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
482 km (300 mi) NE of Parepare (pop: 140,000) --> See nearby quakes!
281 km (175 mi) NE of Sulawesi Island (pop: 18,455,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
4.810 kmMinahassa Peninsula, SulawesiGFZ
4.840 kmSULAWESI, INDONESIAEMSC
4.941 km58km WNW of Luwuk, IndonesiaUSGS

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