Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 60 km north of Tobelo, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 24 April 2019 at 02:17 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - Molucca Sea, 60 km north of Tobelo, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 24 April 2019 at 02:17 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 94 km depth

24 Apr 02:25 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 8 minutes.
Apr 24 02:30: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 5.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 100.0 to 80.0 km.
Apr 24 02:35: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 4.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 80.0 to 95.0 km.
Apr 24 02:45: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 5.0.
Apr 24 17:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 95.0 to 94.0 km.
Date & time: 24 Apr 2019 02:17:20 UTC
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 94.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.25°N / 128.13°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tarakan (57 km / 35 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
60 km (37 mi) NNE of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) NNE of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) NNE of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
339 km (210 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
373 km (232 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
375 km (233 mi) ENE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
384 km (239 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
492 km (306 mi) NW of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
541 km (336 mi) SE of General Santos (Philippines) (pop: 679,600) --> See nearby quakes!
2544 km (1581 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
5 km (3 mi) SW of Pulau Saminyamao Island --> See nearby quakes!
406 km (252 mi) SSE of Pulau Mianggas Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.394 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaBMKG
M 5.2107 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaGFZ
M 5.0107 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaEMSC
M 5.0108 km73km NNE of Tobelo, IndonesiaUSGS
M 5.21 kmDaruba (3 MMI) (Indonesia)BMKG
M 5.0112 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaGeoAu

User reports for this quake

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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (10 quakes):
  • 20 Jun 2019 13:48 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    109 km (67.7 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 12 Jun 2019 21:15 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    198 km (123 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 29 May 2019 21:11 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    58 km (36 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 28 May 2019 17:08 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    149 km (92.6 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 28 May 2019 03:07 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    207 km (128.6 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 20 May 2019 04:52 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (3 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 11 May 2019 00:23 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    13 km (8.1 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (7 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 10 May 2019 02:57 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    18 km (11.2 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 03 May 2019 13:38 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    164 km (101.9 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (15 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 24 Apr 2019 03:28 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    111 km (69 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 60 km north of Tobelo, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 24 April 2019 at 02:17 (GMT)
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