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Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 300 km northeast of Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Wednesday, Jan 25, 2023 at 4:25 am (GMT +9) -

Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 300 km northeast of Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Wednesday, Jan 25, 2023 at 4:25 am (GMT +9) Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 300 km northeast of Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Wednesday, Jan 25, 2023 at 4:25 am (GMT +9)

Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 52 km depth

24 Jan 19:36 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 11 minutes.
24 Jan 22:18: Now using data updates from USGS

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 24, 2023 19:25:40 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Jan 25, 2023 at 4:25 am (GMT +9)
Depth52.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude2.999°N / 127.0786°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode2.999°S / 52.921°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoTarakan (155 km / 96 mi)
Nearby towns and cities175 km (109 mi) NW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
248 km (154 mi) N of Ternate (pop: 101,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
257 km (160 mi) NNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
271 km (168 mi) NE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
288 km (179 mi) NE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
300 km (186 mi) NE of Manado (pop: 451,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
306 km (190 mi) NE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
315 km (195 mi) NE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
4.452 km174 Km NW of Tobelo, IndonesiaUSGS
4.452 kmIndonesia: MOLUCCA SEAEMSC
4.452 kmIndonesia: Northern Molucca SeaRaspberryShake


Seismic station: Davao, Philippines (DAV/IU network) | Distance from quake: 482 km / 300 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Davao, Philippines: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.2-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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