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Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 247 km north of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Thursday, Jan 26, 2023 at 9:46 am (GMT +8) -

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 5.5 quake Molucca Sea, 295 km northeast of Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, Jan 24, 2023 2:17 am (GMT +8), which had occurred 2 days earlier.
Updated: Jan 27, 2023 10:49 GMT -
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Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 247 km north of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Thursday, Jan 26, 2023 at 9:46 am (GMT +8) Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 247 km north of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Thursday, Jan 26, 2023 at 9:46 am (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

26 Jan 01:56 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 10 minutes.
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Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 26, 2023 01:46:21 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Jan 26, 2023 at 9:46 am (GMT +8)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude3°N / 127.16°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode3°S / 52.84°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearest volcanoTarakan (150 km / 93 mi)
Nearby towns and cities170 km (106 mi) NW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
247 km (153 mi) N of Ternate (pop: 101,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
256 km (159 mi) N of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
278 km (173 mi) NE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
295 km (184 mi) NE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
307 km (191 mi) NE of Manado (pop: 451,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
313 km (194 mi) NE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
322 km (200 mi) NE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeLight Rain 27.4°C (81 F), humidity: 77%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from N
Estimated seismic energy released6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.010 kmKEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIAEMSC
4.010 kmTalaud Islands, IndonesiaRaspberryShake

Seismograms

Seismic station: Davao, Philippines (DAV/IU network) | Distance from quake: 485 km / 301 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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Date and time GMTMag
Depth
DistanceLocationDetails
Apr 1, 1936 02:09
87 years ago
7.8

35 km
164km / 102mi37 km W of Nusa Mawawo Island, IndonesiaMore
Sep 8, 1966 21:15
56 years ago
7.7

115 km
163km / 101mi21 km W of Gura Tabailenge Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 30, 1969 10:29
54 years ago
7.6

60 km
175km / 109mi23 km SE of Pulau Magupung Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Aug 10, 1968 02:07
55 years ago
7.6

23 km
195km / 121mi59 km N of Pulau Gureda Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Dec 16, 1910 14:44
112 years ago
7.6

15 km
224km / 139mi63 km NE of Pulau Dumarehe Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jan 21, 2007 11:27
16 years ago
7.5

22 km
236km / 147mi126 km W of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Aug 14, 1986 19:39
36 years ago
7.5

33 km
152km / 94mi147 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Nov 20, 1984 08:15
38 years ago
7.5

202 km
330km / 205mi74 km S of Glan, Sarangani, Soccsksargen, PhilippinesMore
Oct 23, 1914 06:18
108 years ago
7.4

35 km
176km / 109miIndonesiaMore
Oct 10, 1938 20:48
84 years ago
7.3

15 km
94km / 58mi217 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Feb 11, 2009 17:34
14 years ago
7.2

20 km
131km / 81mi37 km W of Pulau Sara Kecil Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jan 18, 2023 06:06
9 days ago
7.1

64 km
23km / 14miMolucca Sea, 291 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Feb 24, 2001 07:23
22 years ago
7.1

35 km
217km / 135mi120 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Feb 10, 1989 11:15
34 years ago
7.1

44 km
89km / 55mi106 km W of Pulau Laba Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
May 3, 1925 17:21
98 years ago
7.1

15 km
223km / 138mi127 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jan 21, 2021 12:23
2 years ago
7.0

116 km
219km / 136miPhilippine Sea, 483 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Nov 14, 2019 16:17
3 years ago
7.0

27 km
179km / 111miMolucca Sea, 131 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Nov 15, 2014 02:31
8 years ago
7.0

53 km
136km / 85miMolucca Sea, 190 km E of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
May 26, 2003 19:23
20 years ago
7.0

31 km
202km / 125miGura Tabailenge, 239 km NE of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 21, 1994 02:24
29 years ago
7.0

20 km
230km / 143mi30 km NE of Pulau Manomadehe Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Apr 13, 1985 03:00
38 years ago
7.0

51 km
174km / 108mi137 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Mar 27, 1949 06:34
74 years ago
7.0

60 km
82km / 51mi22 km NW of Pulau Deherete Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jun 12, 1947 09:02
76 years ago
7.0

15 km
229km / 142mi24 km N of Pulau Gureda Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Oct 5, 1936 09:44
86 years ago
7.0

15 km
176km / 109mi131 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jun 3, 1925 04:33
98 years ago
7.0

15 km
229km / 142mi93 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 26, 2007 05:40
16 years ago
6.9

25 km
37km / 23mi73 km NW of Pulau Sedeng Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Aug 5, 1969 02:13
54 years ago
6.9

27 km
234km / 145miPulau Gureda, 116 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Sep 14, 1949 19:50
73 years ago
6.9

15 km
248km / 154miPulau Gureda, 148 km E of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Aug 15, 1918 17:30
105 years ago
6.9

15 km
293km / 182mi37 km SE of Sarangani, Davao Occidental, PhilippinesMore
Apr 19, 1993 21:01
30 years ago
6.8

24 km
162km / 101miIndonesiaMore
Oct 29, 1987 20:23
35 years ago
6.8

153 km
210km / 131mi62 km E of Pulau Magupung Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 9, 1986 23:10
37 years ago
6.8

28 km
141km / 88mi156 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Apr 10, 1979 01:42
44 years ago
6.8

37 km
26km / 16mi94 km S of Pulau Kaburuang Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Feb 3, 1969 21:41
54 years ago
6.8

35 km
195km / 121mi27 km E of Pulau Magupung Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Nov 15, 1944 20:47
78 years ago
6.8

60 km
176km / 109mi29 km SE of Pulau Magupung Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jun 4, 2020 08:49
3 years ago
6.7

100 km
123km / 76miMolucca Sea, 131 km N of Tobelo, IndonesiaMore
Nov 26, 2014 14:33
8 years ago
6.7

51 km
134km / 83miMolucca Sea, 195 km E of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Sep 26, 1992 22:15
30 years ago
6.7

28 km
289km / 180mi90 km N of Pulau Sayafi Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
May 5, 1925 23:21
98 years ago
6.7

15 km
234km / 145mi106 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jan 6, 2019 17:27
4 years ago
6.6

60 km
99km / 61miMolucca Sea, 174 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Aug 26, 2012 15:05
10 years ago
6.6

92 km
96km / 60miMolucca Sea, 168 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 11, 2008 00:00
14 years ago
6.6

96 km
126km / 78mi25 km NW of Pulau Tutu Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Dec 6, 1998 00:47
24 years ago
6.6

33 km
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Oct 28, 1998 16:25
24 years ago
6.6

33 km
275km / 171mi110 km SE of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Nov 7, 1983 08:42
39 years ago
6.6

59 km
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Apr 7, 1971 04:59
52 years ago
6.6

31 km
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Mar 27, 1969 12:41
54 years ago
6.6

50 km
182km / 113mi54 km E of Pulau Magupung Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Mar 5, 1960 13:49
63 years ago
6.6

30 km
315km / 196mi28 km N of Pulau Sayafi Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 11, 2016 16:38
7 years ago
6.5

38 km
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Nov 21, 2014 10:10
8 years ago
6.5

28 km
67km / 42miMolucca Sea, 182 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Feb 15, 2005 14:42
18 years ago
6.5

40 km
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Jul 22, 1989 05:02
34 years ago
6.5

142 km
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May 11, 1987 09:59
36 years ago
6.5

94 km
174km / 108miIndonesiaMore
Jun 26, 1976 10:30
47 years ago
6.5

33 km
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Mar 18, 1973 11:06
50 years ago
6.5

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Jun 4, 2020 08:49
3 years ago
6.4

112 km
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Mar 10, 2003 02:09
20 years ago
6.4

94 km
146km / 91mi24 km W of Pulau Tongidi Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Feb 28, 1996 09:44
27 years ago
6.4

116 km
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Jul 26, 1995 23:42
28 years ago
6.4

65 km
78km / 48mi28 km NW of Pulau Sedeng Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Feb 27, 1989 23:39
34 years ago
6.4

54 km
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Jan 29, 1987 02:43
36 years ago
6.4

48 km
219km / 136mi118 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Aug 17, 1986 15:27
36 years ago
6.4

31 km
84km / 52mi84 km W of Pulau Laba Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Aug 16, 1986 17:19
36 years ago
6.4

33 km
145km / 90mi153 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
May 8, 1986 14:37
37 years ago
6.4

166 km
258km / 161mi50 km NW of Pulau Dumarehe Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 23, 1984 16:03
39 years ago
6.4

26 km
198km / 123mi126 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Nov 7, 1983 16:26
39 years ago
6.4

39 km
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Dec 21, 2014 11:34
8 years ago
6.3

29 km
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Jun 13, 2011 14:31
12 years ago
6.3

61 km
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Aug 3, 2010 12:08
12 years ago
6.3

41 km
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Apr 4, 2009 05:31
14 years ago
6.3

48 km
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Mar 16, 2009 14:15
14 years ago
6.3

35 km
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Feb 12, 2009 13:15
14 years ago
6.3

27 km
134km / 83mi21 km NW of Pulau Sara Kecil Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Sep 13, 2007 09:48
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6.3

26 km
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Jun 14, 2000 17:00
23 years ago
6.3

90 km
183km / 113miIndonesiaMore
Nov 13, 1995 02:17
27 years ago
6.3

33 km
87km / 54mi28 km SW of Pulau Kaburuang Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Apr 9, 1987 00:48
36 years ago
6.3

45 km
241km / 150mi69 km SE of Pulau Kokara Kecil Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Aug 17, 1986 15:31
36 years ago
6.3

33 km
93km / 58mi67 km NW of Pulau Tutu Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Aug 15, 1986 07:40
36 years ago
6.3

33 km
141km / 88mi153 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Dec 14, 1985 06:46
37 years ago
6.3

22 km
98km / 61mi25 km SW of Pulau Kaburuang Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Oct 26, 1984 08:49
38 years ago
6.3

56 km
181km / 113mi124 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
May 13, 1975 21:18
48 years ago
6.3

36 km
252km / 157mi144 km E of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Mar 16, 1973 00:51
50 years ago
6.3

18 km
116km / 72mi106 km W of Pulau Tutu Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 5, 1972 17:18
50 years ago
6.3

126 km
163km / 101mi25 km S of Pulau Cinamadoidu Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Aug 1, 1972 19:06
51 years ago
6.3

98 km
80km / 50mi28 km W of Pulau Sedeng Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jul 10, 2021 00:43
1 year 29 weeks ago
6.2

23 km
58km / 36miMolucca Sea, 260 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jun 7, 2016 19:15
7 years ago
6.2

47 km
204km / 127miMolucca Sea, 128 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Sep 16, 2015 07:40
7 years ago
6.2

50 km
143km / 89miMolucca Sea, 189 km E of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Mar 17, 2015 22:12
8 years ago
6.2

38 km
159km / 99miMolucca Sea, 145 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Oct 8, 2010 05:43
12 years ago
6.2

120 km
119km / 74mi47 km N of Pulau Tuanane Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Mar 24, 2019 04:37
4 years ago
6.1

10 km
159km / 99miMolucca Sea, 140 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Apr 5, 2016 08:29
7 years ago
6.1

10.2 km
175km / 109miPhilippine Sea, 326 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Feb 17, 2016 17:26
7 years ago
6.1

10 km
323km / 201miHalmahera Sea, 186 km E of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 16, 2015 07:40
7 years ago
6.1

52 km
134km / 83miMolucca Sea, 199 km E of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Nov 19, 2013 13:32
9 years ago
6.1

39 km
149km / 92miMolucca Sea, 243 km NE of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jul 21, 2010 09:16
13 years ago
6.1

100 km
118km / 73mi70 km N of Pulau Tuanane Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 22, 2022 02:26
1 year 1 weeks ago
6.0

24 km
94km / 59miPhilippine Sea, IndonesiaMore
Dec 4, 2021 23:47
1 year 8 weeks ago
6.0

174 km
161km / 100miPhilippine Sea, IndonesiaMore
Sep 6, 2020 00:21
2 years ago
6.0

60 km
151km / 94mi136 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Apr 5, 2020 18:37
3 years ago
6.0

50 km
193km / 120miMolucca Sea, 132 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Nov 14, 2019 21:12
3 years ago
6.0

60 km
189km / 118miMolucca Sea, 128 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
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