Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 123 km west of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia, on 2019-07-09 02:52:32

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.8 quake Northern Molucca Sea (Indonesia) 7 July 2019 15:08 GMT, which had occurred 1 day 4 hours earlier.
Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 123 km west of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia, on 2019-07-09 02:52:32

Strong magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 30 km depth

Date & time: 8 Jul 2019 18:52:32 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2019-07-09 02:52:32
Magnitude: 5.7
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.49°N / 126.32°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Gamalama (117 km / 73 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
123 km (76 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!
165 km (103 mi) SE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (112 mi) ESE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (116 mi) SE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) ESE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (123 mi) ESE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
362 km (225 mi) E of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
424 km (264 mi) ENE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
515 km (320 mi) NW of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: CEIC (China Earthquake Networks Center)
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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5.730 km印尼马鲁古海 (Indonesia)CEIC

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