Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Makassar Strait, 27 km northwest of Pulau Lingayan Island, Indonesia, on Friday, 18 May 2018 at 20:31 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Makassar Strait, 27 km northwest of Pulau Lingayan Island, Indonesia, on Friday, 18 May 2018 at 20:31 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 79 km depth

18 May 20:37 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
May 18 20:41: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 5.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 56.0 to 79.0 km.
Date & time: 18 May 2018 20:31:44 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 79.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.18°N / 120.11°E (Makassar Strait, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Una Una (224 km / 139 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
234 km (145 mi) N of Palu (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
295 km (183 mi) NNW of Poso (pop: 47,100) --> See nearby quakes!
314 km (195 mi) ENE of Bontang (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
336 km (209 mi) WNW of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
367 km (228 mi) SE of Tarakan (pop: 97,500) --> See nearby quakes!
378 km (235 mi) ENE of Samarinda (pop: 355,200) --> See nearby quakes!
381 km (237 mi) NW of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
388 km (241 mi) ENE of Loa Janan (pop: 212,800) --> See nearby quakes!
448 km (278 mi) NE of City of Balikpapan (pop: 700,000) --> See nearby quakes!
455 km (283 mi) NE of Balikpapan (pop: 433,900) --> See nearby quakes!
369 km (229 mi) N of Sulawesi Island (pop: 18,455,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
Show interactive Map
[smaller] [bigger]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! Other users would love to hear about it!
Also if you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable also to earthquake science and earthquake hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. You can use your device location or the map to indicate where you were during the earthquake. Thank you!

Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
5.279 kmMinahassa Peninsula, SulawesiGFZ
5.128 km- 25km WNW of Ogotua, IndonesiaUSGS

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake yet. If you felt it be the first to report it!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android


More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (0 quakes):
So far, no aftershocks have been registered.

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Why is there advertising on this site?
Support us - Help us upgrade our services!
We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
We need financing to increase hard- and software capacity as well as support our editor team. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features, write great content, and in upgrading our soft- and hardware, please make a donation (PayPal or Online credit card payment).

Planned features:
  • Weather reports
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Design upgrades
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive from 1900 onwards
  • Additional seismic data sources
  • Improved content in English
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.