Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 60 km southwest of Pulau Gegoru Island, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Friday, 26 January 2018 at 10:43 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 8 km depth
Date & time: 26 Jan 2018 10:43:45 UTC
Depth: 8.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.204°S / 126.861°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Amasing (102 km / 63 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
229 km (143 mi) SSW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
229 km (143 mi) SSW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
314 km (195 mi) NNW of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
330 km (205 mi) NW of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
350 km (217 mi) SSE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
350 km (218 mi) SSW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
353 km (220 mi) SE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
362 km (225 mi) SE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
373 km (232 mi) SE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
465 km (289 mi) ESE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GeoAu (Geoscience Australia )
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.3||8 km||Southern Molucca Sea||GeoAu|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 26 Jan 2018 10:43 UTC| M 5.2 |34 km (21.1 mi) depth|14 km (9 mi) distance| GFZ | Details