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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 157 km east of Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016 at 4:54 am (GMT +0)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 157 km east of Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016 at 4:54 am (GMT +0)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 56 km depth

19 Oct 04:58 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Oct 19 04:59: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 4.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 59.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 59.0 to 74.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 74.0 to 72.0 km.
Oct 19 05:02: Magnitude recalculated from 4.5 to 4.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 72.0 to 73.0 km.
Oct 19 05:06: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 4.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 73.0 to 72.0 km.
Oct 19 14:18: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 72.0 to 56.0 km.
Date & time: Oct 19, 2016 04:54:51 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016 at 4:54 am (GMT +0)
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 56.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.05°N / 126.19°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 1.05°S / 53.81°W
Nearest volcano: Tangkoko (124 km / 77 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
120 km (75 mi) ESE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (84 mi) WNW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (89 mi) ESE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) E of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) WNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (97 mi) ESE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (98 mi) E of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
216 km (134 mi) WSW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
352 km (219 mi) E of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
439 km (273 mi) ENE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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5.056 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGFZ
4.959 km- 125km WNW of Kota Ternate, IndonesiaUSGS

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