Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 121 km west of Ternate, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Monday, 8 Jul 2019 6:52 pm (GMT +0)

Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 121 km west of Ternate, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Monday, 8 Jul 2019 6:52 pm (GMT +0)

Strong magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 54 km depth

8 Jul 18:55 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 54.0 km.
Date & time: 8 Jul 2019 18:52:36 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Monday, 8 Jul 2019 6:52 pm (GMT +0)
Magnitude: 5.7
Depth: 54.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.5°N / 126.34°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Gamalama (115 km / 71 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
121 km (75 mi) WSW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) WSW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) SE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) ESE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) SE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) ESE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (123 mi) ESE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
365 km (227 mi) E of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
427 km (265 mi) ENE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
514 km (320 mi) NW of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) 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
5.754 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)GFZ
5.840 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)EMSC
5.739 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)BMKG
5.861 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)GeoAu
5.928 km123km WSW of Kota Ternate, IndonesiaUSGS
5.730 km印尼马鲁古海 (Indonesia)CEIC

User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Ternate city (120.3 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
177.6 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (86 quakes):
  • 04 Sep 2019 20:07 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    42 km (26.1 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 04 Sep 2019 18:09 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    53 km (32.9 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 01 Sep 2019 16:58 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 28 Aug 2019 06:28 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 25 Aug 2019 04:49 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (15 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 21 Aug 2019 06:35 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 20 Aug 2019 11:15 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 20 Aug 2019 10:53 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 20 Aug 2019 09:23 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 12 Aug 2019 18:53 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    13 km (8.1 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 09 Aug 2019 00:17 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    65 km (40.4 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 08 Aug 2019 15:45 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 31 Jul 2019 10:54 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 30 Jul 2019 11:06 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 29 Jul 2019 10:21 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 25 Jul 2019 15:51 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • Show all

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