Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 124 km southwest of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Thursday, 18 July 2019 at 17:17 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.8 quake Maluku Sea, 139 km west of Ternate, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, 7 July 2019 15:08 GMT, which had occurred 11 days earlier.
Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 124 km southwest of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Thursday, 18 July 2019 at 17:17 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

18 Jul 17:24 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 6 minutes.
Jul 18 17:31: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 5.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 5.0 km.
Jul 18 17:37: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 10.0 km.
Date & time: 18 Jul 2019 17:17:48 UTC
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.28°N / 126.39°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Makian (127 km / 79 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
124 km (77 mi) WSW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) WSW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) SE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (124 mi) SE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
211 km (131 mi) ESE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
217 km (135 mi) SE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
371 km (231 mi) E of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
423 km (263 mi) ENE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
485 km (301 mi) NNW of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
491 km (305 mi) NW of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
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

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5.310 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)EMSC
5.058 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)GeoAu
5.050 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)BMKG
5.235 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)GFZ
5.331 km129km WSW of Kota Ternate, IndonesiaUSGS

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Talibon (1120.3 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tasikmalaya, Indonesia / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Loud boom and mild shaking.  
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