Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 65 km south of Pulau Gureda Island, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Sunday, 23 September 2018 at 03:09 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 65 km south of Pulau Gureda Island, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Sunday, 23 September 2018 at 03:09 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

23 Sep 03:17 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Sep 23 03:21: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.1.
Date & time: 23 Sep 2018 03:09:36 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.43°N / 126.32°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Gamalama (119 km / 74 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
125 km (78 mi) WSW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) WSW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (106 mi) SE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (115 mi) ESE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) SE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) ESE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) SE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
363 km (225 mi) E of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
422 km (262 mi) ENE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
509 km (316 mi) NW of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
5.110 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGFZ
5.3kmNorthern Molucca SeaGeoAu
5.230 kmMOLUCCA SEAEMSC
5.235 km- 119km WSW of Kota Ternate, IndonesiaUSGS

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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 02 Oct 2018 05:15 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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