Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 194 km north of Ternate, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 4 December 2018 at 06:52 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 194 km north of Ternate, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 4 December 2018 at 06:52 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

4 Dec 06:59 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Dec 4 07:00: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.2.
Date & time: 4 Dec 2018 06:52:54 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.5°N / 127.06°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tarakan (113 km / 70 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
136 km (85 mi) NW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (120 mi) N of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
204 km (127 mi) NNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
238 km (148 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
258 km (160 mi) ENE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
271 km (168 mi) ENE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
273 km (170 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
283 km (176 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
453 km (282 mi) SSE of General Santos (Philippines) (pop: 679,600) --> See nearby quakes!
495 km (308 mi) ENE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> 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

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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.210 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGFZ
M 5.460 kmMOLUCCA SEAEMSC
M 5.584 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGeoAu
M 5.510 kmSiau (3 MMI)BMKG
M 5.451 km- 145km WNW of Tobelo, IndonesiaUSGS

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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (20 quakes):
  • 19 Jan 2019 14:02 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 15 Jan 2019 02:39 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 13 Jan 2019 11:30 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    62 km (38.5 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 13 Jan 2019 11:29 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 11 Jan 2019 15:46 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 10 Jan 2019 16:19 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 08 Jan 2019 21:16 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 08 Jan 2019 17:46 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 07 Jan 2019 14:11 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 07 Jan 2019 03:01 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 06 Jan 2019 21:26 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 06 Jan 2019 21:07 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 06 Jan 2019 19:37 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 06 Jan 2019 19:15 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 06 Jan 2019 18:12 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 06 Jan 2019 18:12 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    60 km (37.3 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Jan 2019 18:01 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 17 Dec 2018 11:38 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    117 km (72.7 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (13 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 04 Dec 2018 08:39 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 04 Dec 2018 07:10 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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