Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 134 km northwest of Ternate, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Thursday, 25 October 2018 at 23:15 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 10 km depth
25 Oct 23:23 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Date & time: 25 Oct 2018 23:15:23 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.62°N / 126.51°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Todoko-Ranu (114 km / 71 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
134 km (83 mi) NW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) E of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (95 mi) NW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) W of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (112 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) E of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
402 km (250 mi) ENE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
503 km (313 mi) NE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|5.3||10 km||Northern Molucca Sea||GFZ|
|5.3||12 km||MOLUCCA SEA||EMSC|
|5.1||10 km||Manado (2 MMI)||BMKG|
User reports for this quake (3)
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Parigi / not felt
Taludangang (148.5 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Lembeh / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 24 Dec 2018 21:50 UTC| M 4.5 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|5 km (3 mi) distance| EMSC | Details
- 09 Nov 2018 10:13 UTC| M 4.6 |62 km (38.5 mi) depth|26 km (16 mi) distance| EMSC | Details