Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 87 km northwest of Pulau Tutu Island, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 1 May 2018 at 19:33 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 53 km depth
Date & time: 1 May 2018 19:33:27 UTC
Depth: 53.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.287°N / 126.976°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tobaru (106 km / 66 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
131 km (81 mi) WNW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (107 mi) NNW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (114 mi) NNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
219 km (136 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
240 km (149 mi) ENE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
253 km (157 mi) ENE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
254 km (158 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
264 km (164 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
470 km (292 mi) SSE of General Santos (Philippines) (pop: 679,600) --> See nearby quakes!
477 km (296 mi) ENE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GeoAu (Geoscience Australia )
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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