Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 70 km south of Pulau Gureda Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 2 October 2018 at 05:15 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth
2 Oct 05:27 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 12 minutes.
Date & time: 2 Oct 2018 05:15:29 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.39°N / 126.34°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Makian (118 km / 73 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
124 km (77 mi) WSW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) WSW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (108 mi) SE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (117 mi) ESE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) SE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (124 mi) ESE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
206 km (128 mi) SE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
238 km (148 mi) SW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
365 km (227 mi) E of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
422 km (262 mi) ENE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.0||10 km||Northern Molucca Sea||GFZ|
|5.1||56 km||MOLUCCA SEA||EMSC|
|5.1||47 km||- 135km WSW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia||USGS|
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