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Minor mag. 3.9 earthquake - 58 km north of Tobelo, Kabupaten Halmahera Utara, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Friday, Sep 23, 2022 at 6:10 am (GMT +9) -

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Minor mag. 3.9 earthquake - 58 km north of Tobelo, Kabupaten Halmahera Utara, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Friday, Sep 23, 2022 at 6:10 am (GMT +9) Minor mag. 3.9 earthquake - 58 km north of Tobelo, Kabupaten Halmahera Utara, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Friday, Sep 23, 2022 at 6:10 am (GMT +9)

Minor magnitude 3.9 earthquake at 169 km depth

22 Sep 21:21 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 11 minutes.
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Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 22, 2022 21:10:29 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Sep 23, 2022 at 6:10 am (GMT +9)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3.9
Depth169.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude2.23°N / 128.15°E (Indonesia)
Antipode2.23°S / 51.85°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearest volcanoTarakan (57 km / 35 mi)
Nearby towns and cities58 km (36 mi) NNE of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
179 km (111 mi) NNE of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
181 km (113 mi) NNE of Ternate (pop: 101,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 26.5°C (80 F), humidity: 79%, wind: 1 m/s (3 kts) from SSE
Estimated seismic energy released4.5 x 1010 joules (12.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 10.7 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.9169 kmHALMAHERA, INDONESIAEMSC
3.9169 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaRaspberryShake

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