Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Halmahera Sea, 29 km northeast of Pulau Gemien Island, West Papua, Indonesia, on Friday, 6 September 2019 at 21:14 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Halmahera Sea, 29 km northeast of Pulau Gemien Island, West Papua, Indonesia, on Friday, 6 September 2019 at 21:14 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

6 Sep 21:21 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Sep 6 21:27: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.0.
Date & time: 6 Sep 2019 21:14:26 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.1°S / 130.66°E (Halmahera Sea, Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
109 km (68 mi) NW of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
349 km (217 mi) S of Tobi Village (Hatobohei, Palau) (pop: 44) --> See nearby quakes!
357 km (222 mi) ESE of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
358 km (223 mi) SE of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
378 km (235 mi) ESE of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
388 km (241 mi) WNW of Manokwari (pop: 53,200) --> See nearby quakes!
409 km (254 mi) NNE of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
439 km (273 mi) NNW of Mas (pop: 320) --> See nearby quakes!
486 km (302 mi) NE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
2730 km (1696 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
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

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.010 kmIrian Jaya Region, IndonesiaGFZ
M 5.130 kmPapua Region, IndonesiaEMSC
M 5.124 kmWest Papua Region, IndonesiaGeoAu
M 5.139 kmIrian Jaya Region, IndonesiaBMKG
M 5.110 km113km NW of Sorong, IndonesiaUSGS

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38.6 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Bed was rattling slightly, my cat didn't notice a thing.
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake Halmahera Sea, 29 km northeast of Pulau Gemien Island, West Papua, Indonesia, 6 September 2019 21:14 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 10 Sep 2019 11:47 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    23 km (14.3 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 06 Sep 2019 23:28 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Halmahera Sea, 29 km northeast of Pulau Gemien Island, West Papua, Indonesia, on Friday, 6 September 2019 at 21:14 (GMT)
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