Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Teluk Tomini, 76 km south of Gorontalo, Indonesia, on Friday, 14 December 2018 at 19:27 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - Teluk Tomini, 76 km south of Gorontalo, Indonesia, on Friday, 14 December 2018 at 19:27 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 162 km depth

14 Dec 19:34 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Date & time: 14 Dec 2018 19:27:28 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 162.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.14°S / 122.99°E (Teluk Tomini, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Una Una (154 km / 96 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
76 km (47 mi) S of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) NNE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
259 km (161 mi) SW of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
268 km (166 mi) SW of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
274 km (171 mi) SW of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
285 km (177 mi) ENE of Poso (pop: 47,100) --> See nearby quakes!
302 km (188 mi) SW of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
357 km (222 mi) ENE of Palu (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
430 km (267 mi) N of Kendari (pop: 195,000) --> See nearby quakes!
1915 km (1190 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) NNW of Pulau Mantalu Daka Island --> See nearby quakes!
373 km (232 mi) NE of Sulawesi Island (pop: 18,455,100) --> 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

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.
M 5.1162 kmMinahassa Peninsula, SulawesiGFZ
M 5.2158 kmMinahassa Peninsula, SulawesiGeoAu
M 5.2149 km- 53km SSW of Bilungala, IndonesiaUSGS
M 5.2134 kmSumalata (3 MMI)BMKG

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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake Teluk Tomini, 76 km south of Gorontalo, Indonesia, 14 December 2018 19:27 GMT

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 08 Jan 2019 18:22 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    22 km (13.7 mi) depth
    9 km (5 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Teluk Tomini, 76 km south of Gorontalo, Indonesia, on Friday, 14 December 2018 at 19:27 (GMT)
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