Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 56 km north of Pulau Gureda Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 25 November 2015 at 18:57 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake  - Molucca Sea, 56 km north of Pulau Gureda Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 25 November 2015 at 18:57 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 51 km depth

25 Nov 19:02 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 54.0 to 51.0 km.
Date & time: 25 Nov 2015 18:57:44 UTC
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 51.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.46°N / 126.32°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Hiri (126 km / 78 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
126 km (78 mi) E of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) WNW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (98 mi) E of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) WNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) E of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) W of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
377 km (234 mi) ENE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
2325 km (1445 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) WNW of Pulau Salo Island --> See nearby quakes!
471 km (293 mi) NE of Pulau Bokan Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.651 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGFZ
M 5.650 km MOLUCCA SEAEMSC
M 5.858 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGeoAu
M 5.732 km- 131km WNW of Kota Ternate, IndonesiaUSGS

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Manado (Indonesia, 173 km W of epicenter) : I felt it in the morning.My hotel room on the 4th floor strong shaking. (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.6 quake Molucca Sea, 56 km north of Pulau Gureda Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, 25 November 2015 18:57 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 05 Dec 2015 15:29 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    47 km (29.2 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 56 km north of Pulau Gureda Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 25 November 2015 at 18:57 (GMT)
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