Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 71 km east of Pulau Mantalu Daka Island, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 6 December 2017 at 16:06 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake  - Molucca Sea, 71 km east of Pulau Mantalu Daka Island, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 6 December 2017 at 16:06 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 39 km depth

6 Dec 16:09 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
Dec 6 16:13: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.4.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 39.0 km.
Date & time: 6 Dec 2017 16:06:59 UTC
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 39.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.67°S / 123.72°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ambang (176 km / 109 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
108 km (67 mi) ENE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) SSE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
252 km (156 mi) SSW of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
257 km (159 mi) SSW of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
270 km (168 mi) SSW of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
288 km (179 mi) SW of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
340 km (211 mi) ENE of Poso (pop: 47,100) --> See nearby quakes!
392 km (243 mi) NNE of Kendari (pop: 195,000) --> See nearby quakes!
429 km (267 mi) E of Palu (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
1972 km (1225 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) ESE of Pulau Mantalu Daka Island --> See nearby quakes!
415 km (258 mi) ENE of Sulawesi Island (pop: 18,455,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.439 kmMinahassa Peninsula, SulawesiGFZ
M 5.543 km- 106km ENE of Luwuk, IndonesiaUSGS
M 5.570 kmMinahassa Peninsula, SulawesiGeoAu

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User reports for this quake (1)

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1085 km NW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
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Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 71 km east of Pulau Mantalu Daka Island, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 6 December 2017 at 16:06 (GMT)
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Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 71 km east of Pulau Mantalu Daka Island, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 6 December 2017 at 16:06 (GMT)
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