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
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
5.279 kmMinahassa Peninsula, SulawesiGFZ
5.144 kmMINAHASA, SULAWESI, INDONESIAEMSC
5.128 km- 25km WNW of Ogotua, IndonesiaUSGS

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