Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Northern Molucca Sea on Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Northern Molucca Sea on Tuesday, 9 December 2014 at 03:09 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.0 quake Northern Molucca Sea 15 November 02:31 UTC, which had occurred 3 weeks earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake  - Northern Molucca Sea on Tuesday, 9 December 2014 at 03:09 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 53 km depth

9 Dec 03:13 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Dec 9 08:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.7.
Date & time: 9 Dec 2014 03:09:26 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.7
Depth: 53.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.58°N / 126.3°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ruang (123 km / 76 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
124 km (77 mi) E of Bitung (pop: 137,400)
149 km (93 mi) NW of Ternate (pop: 101,700)
157 km (98 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300)
162 km (100 mi) E of Manado (Karimnagar) (pop: 451,900)
168 km (105 mi) WNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200)
169 km (105 mi) E of Tomohon (pop: 27,600)
659 km (409 mi) SSE of Budta (Philippines) (pop: 1,273,700)
2328 km (1446 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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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.
M 5.753 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGFZ
M 5.937 km132km E of Bitung, IndonesiaUSGS
M 5.957 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGeoAu

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User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Manado / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
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Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Northern Molucca Sea on Tuesday, 9 December 2014 at 03:09 (GMT)
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