Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 68 km northeast of Pulau Gureda Island, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Saturday, 16 March 2019 at 07:06 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth
16 Mar 07:15 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 9 minutes.
Date & time: 16 Mar 2019 07:06:15 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.37°N / 126.63°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Hiri (93 km / 58 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
106 km (66 mi) NW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) NW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) WSW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (100 mi) E of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) E of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
203 km (126 mi) E of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
407 km (253 mi) ENE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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.
|5.0||10 km||Northern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)||BMKG|
|5.0||45 km||Molucca Sea (Indonesia)||EMSC|
|4.7||10 km||Northern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)||GFZ|
User reports for this quake
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
- 03 May 2019 18:26 UTC| M 2.9 |124 km (77.1 mi) depth|7 km (4 mi) distance| BMKG | Details
- 02 Apr 2019 16:57 UTC| M 3.0 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|11 km (7 mi) distance| BMKG | Details
- 01 Apr 2019 01:58 UTC| M 3.3 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|16 km (10 mi) distance| BMKG | Details