Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 29 km west of Nusa Pigaraja Island, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Saturday, 5 January 2019 at 01:55 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 29 km west of Nusa Pigaraja Island, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Saturday, 5 January 2019 at 01:55 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

5 Jan 02:03 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 8 minutes.
Jan 5 02:15: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.1.
Date & time: 5 Jan 2019 01:55:37 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.9°S / 127.63°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Bibinoi (36 km / 22 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
182 km (113 mi) S of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) S of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
295 km (184 mi) S of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
307 km (191 mi) NNW of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
317 km (197 mi) NNW of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
377 km (234 mi) SE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
389 km (242 mi) SE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
399 km (248 mi) SE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
404 km (251 mi) W of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
407 km (253 mi) SE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
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

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.110 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaGFZ
M 5.110 kmHALMAHERA, INDONESIAEMSC
M 5.332 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaGeoAu
M 5.110 km- 54km N of Laiwui, IndonesiaUSGS

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1170.7 km W of epicenter [Map] / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : wtf,so terrible (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (7 quakes):
  • 05 Jan 2019 23:56 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 05 Jan 2019 10:54 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 05 Jan 2019 10:17 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 05 Jan 2019 08:34 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 05 Jan 2019 03:11 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 05 Jan 2019 03:03 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 05 Jan 2019 01:59 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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