Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 90 km west of Pulau Laba Island, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 4 September 2019 at 13:37 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 90 km west of Pulau Laba Island, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 4 September 2019 at 13:37 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 30 km depth

4 Sep 13:44 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 7 minutes.
Sep 4 13:58: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 50.0 to 30.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 30.0 to 48.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 48.0 to 30.0 km.
Date & time: 4 Sep 2019 13:37:44 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.36°N / 126.92°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tobaru (113 km / 70 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
140 km (87 mi) WNW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) NNW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (121 mi) NNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
217 km (135 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
237 km (147 mi) ENE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
250 km (155 mi) ENE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
252 km (157 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
262 km (163 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
430 km (267 mi) SSE of Glan (Sarangani, Philippines) (pop: 24,300) --> See nearby quakes!
436 km (271 mi) SSE of Sapu Padidu (pop: 9,790) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 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 5.030 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)EMSC
M 4.945 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)BMKG
M 4.910 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)GFZ
M 5.179 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)GeoAu
M 5.030 km138km WNW of Tobelo, IndonesiaUSGS

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Aftershocks

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 23 Oct 2019 11:50 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    28 km (17.4 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 07 Oct 2019 04:59 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 02 Oct 2019 20:51 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    24 km (14.9 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 13 Sep 2019 09:16 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 09 Sep 2019 09:36 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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