Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 42 km southwest of Pulau Gegoru Island, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Saturday, 16 March 2019 at 07:30 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 42 km southwest of Pulau Gegoru Island, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Saturday, 16 March 2019 at 07:30 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 44 km depth

16 Mar 07:37 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 45.0 to 44.0 km.
Date & time: 16 Mar 2019 07:30:41 UTC
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 44.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.01°S / 126.89°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Amasing (85 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
208 km (129 mi) SSW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (129 mi) SSW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
329 km (204 mi) SSW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
332 km (206 mi) NNW of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
333 km (207 mi) SE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
339 km (210 mi) SE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
344 km (213 mi) NW of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
348 km (216 mi) SE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
358 km (223 mi) SE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
459 km (285 mi) ESE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 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 5.344 kmSouthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)GFZ
M 5.330 kmKepulauan Sula, IndonesiaEMSC
M 5.510 kmSouthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)BMKG
M 5.548 kmSouthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)GeoAu
M 5.449 kmSouthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)BMKG

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 23 Mar 2019 13:23 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    13 km (8.1 mi) depth
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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