Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Northern Molucca Sea on Thursday, 27 October 2016

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 63 km east of Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Thursday, 27 October 2016 at 08:17 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake  - Molucca Sea, 63 km east of Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Thursday, 27 October 2016 at 08:17 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 80 km depth

27 Oct 08:26 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 8 minutes.
Oct 27 08:30: Magnitude recalculated from 6.1 to 5.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 100.0 to 89.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 89.0 to 92.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 92.0 to 73.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 73.0 to 80.0 km.
Oct 27 09:26: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 5.8.
Date & time: 27 Oct 2016 08:17:51 UTC
Magnitude: 5.8
Depth: 80.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.4°N / 125.75°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tongkoko (81 km / 50 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
63 km (39 mi) E of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) E of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
101 km (63 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
106 km (66 mi) E of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (121 mi) WNW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
214 km (133 mi) WNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
314 km (195 mi) ENE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
421 km (261 mi) NE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
2264 km (1407 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) ESE of Pulau Kinabohutan Island --> See nearby quakes!
431 km (268 mi) NNE of Pulau Bokan Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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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 5.782 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGFZ
M 5.856 km- 69km E of Bitung, IndonesiaUSGS
M 6.030 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGeoAu

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Bitung, Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia (69.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : A 1st shake immediately followed by a 2nd much stronger not long-lasting, bottles and small container upset, empty ones fell on floor. No other damages. A lose table top moved on 10-15cm.
manado,celebes hotel / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
101.5 km W of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks of the 5.8 quake Molucca Sea, 63 km east of Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, 27 October 2016 08:17 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (0 quakes):
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Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 63 km east of Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Thursday, 27 October 2016 at 08:17 (GMT)
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