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Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Northern Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Thursday, 4 July 2019

This quake was likely a foreshock of the 6.8 quake: Northern Molucca Sea (Indonesia), 7 Jul 2019 15:08, which followed after 3 jours.
Light mag. 4.6 earthquake  - Northern Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Thursday, 4 July 2019
4 Jul 16:50 UTC: Premier à signaler: BMKG après 10 minutes.
Jul 4 16:55: Magnitude recalculée de 4.6 à 4.7.
Jul 5 10:55: Magnitude recalculée de 4.7 à 4.6.
Profondeur recalculée de 10.0 à 20.0 km.
Date & time: Thursday, 4 July 2019 16:40 UTC
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.83°N / 126.86°E (Indonésie)
Nearest volcano: Gamalama (51 km / 32 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
58 km W de Ternate (pop: 101,700)
78 km W de Sofifi (pop: 36,200)
162 km SW de Tobelo (pop: 10,000)
198 km SE de Bitung (pop: 137,400)
2356 km NE de Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: BMKG
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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HeureMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 4 Jul 16:40 UTCM 4.6 / 20 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)BMKG
Thu, 4 Jul 16:40 UTCM 4.6 / 10 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)EMSC
2019-07-05 00:40:24 +08:00 (4 Jul 16:40:24 UTC)M 4.6 / 43.1 km47km W of Kota Ternate, IndonesiaUSGS

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Pasadena, CA / Light shaking (MMI IV)

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Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Northern Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Thursday, 4 July 2019

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