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Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - 231 km northeast of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Sunday, Mar 19, 2023 at 1:30 am (GMT +9) -

Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - 231 km northeast of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Sunday, Mar 19, 2023 at 1:30 am (GMT +9) Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - 231 km northeast of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Sunday, Mar 19, 2023 at 1:30 am (GMT +9)

Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 10 km depth

18 Mar 16:46 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 15 minutes.
18 Mar 16:48: Now using data updates from USGS

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 18, 2023 16:30:45 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Mar 19, 2023 at 1:30 am (GMT +9)
Depth10.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude2.3196°N / 128.7848°E (Indonesia)
Antipode2.32°S / 51.215°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoTarakan (119 km / 74 mi)
Nearby towns and cities108 km (67 mi) NE of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
223 km (138 mi) NE of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
231 km (143 mi) NE of Ternate (pop: 101,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
411 km (255 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
450 km (280 mi) NW of Sorong (pop: 125,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
531 km (330 mi) SE of Caburan (Davao del Sur, Philippines) (pop: 12,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
557 km (346 mi) SE of Glan (Sarangani, Philippines) (pop: 24,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
559 km (347 mi) SE of Sapu Padidu (pop: 9,790) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeScattered Clouds 27.5°C (82 F), humidity: 76%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from N
Estimated seismic energy released1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 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.
4.910.4 kmIndonesia: Di Laut 76 Km TimurLaut DarubaUSGS
4.910.4 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaRaspberryShake
4.85 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaBMKG
4.544 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaGFZ
4.910 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaIRIS

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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