Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Halmahera Sea, 18 km east of Gura Tabailenge Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Thursday, 7 February 2019 at 10:03 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - Halmahera Sea, 18 km east of Gura Tabailenge Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Thursday, 7 February 2019 at 10:03 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

7 Feb 10:09 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Feb 7 10:11: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.1.
Date & time: 7 Feb 2019 10:03:05 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.33°N / 128.84°E (Halmahera Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tarakan (125 km / 78 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
114 km (71 mi) NE of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) NE of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
236 km (146 mi) NE of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
417 km (259 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
447 km (278 mi) NW of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
451 km (280 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
454 km (282 mi) ENE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
463 km (287 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
585 km (364 mi) SE of General Santos (Philippines) (pop: 679,600) --> See nearby quakes!
2621 km (1629 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) ESE of Gura Tabailenge Island --> See nearby quakes!
438 km (272 mi) SE of Pulau Mianggas Island --> 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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.110 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaGFZ
M 5.440 km HALMAHERA, INDONESIAEMSC
M 5.350 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaGeoAu
M 5.433 km- 99km ENE of Tobelo, IndonesiaUSGS

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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake Halmahera Sea, 18 km east of Gura Tabailenge Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, 7 February 2019 10:03 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (8 quakes):
  • 23 Mar 2019 00:47 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    31 km (19.3 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 14 Feb 2019 03:42 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    60 km (37.3 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 11 Feb 2019 15:07 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 09 Feb 2019 04:08 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 08 Feb 2019 19:16 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 08 Feb 2019 11:06 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 07 Feb 2019 18:40 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 07 Feb 2019 10:48 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Halmahera Sea, 18 km east of Gura Tabailenge Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Thursday, 7 February 2019 at 10:03 (GMT)
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