Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 52 km northeast of Pulau Gureda Island, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 25 December 2018 at 07:18 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 52 km northeast of Pulau Gureda Island, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 25 December 2018 at 07:18 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

25 Dec 07:25 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Dec 25 07:26: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.0.
Date & time: 25 Dec 2018 07:18:19 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.21°N / 126.56°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Hiri (91 km / 57 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
103 km (64 mi) WNW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (76 mi) WNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) E of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) WSW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
179 km (111 mi) E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
183 km (114 mi) E of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) E of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
396 km (246 mi) E of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> 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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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
5.010 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGFZ
5.340 kmMOLUCCA SEAEMSC
5.456 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGeoAu
5.410 kmTernate (3 MMI)BMKG

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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 30 Jan 2019 13:59 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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