Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 131 km northwest of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 30 October 2019 at 17:28 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 131 km northwest of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 30 October 2019 at 17:28 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

30 Oct 17:36 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Oct 30 17:38: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.2.
Date & time: 30 Oct 2019 17:28:59 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.5°N / 126.44°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Todoko-Ranu (118 km / 73 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
131 km (82 mi) NW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) E of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) NW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) E of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (110 mi) W of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
183 km (114 mi) E of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
391 km (243 mi) ENE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
489 km (304 mi) NE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
5.210 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)GFZ
5.249 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)EMSC
5.240 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)BMKG
5.413 km133km NW of Kota Ternate, IndonesiaUSGS
5.354 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)GeoAu

User reports for this quake (4)

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140.6 km W of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Manado, North Sulawesi (180.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Water in water dispenser, and hanging light swinging. (reported through our app)  
180.4 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Mapanget (Indonesia, 168 km W of epicenter) : Small (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (268 quakes):
  • 24 Dec 2019 21:57 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 23 Dec 2019 08:49 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    32 km (19.9 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (5 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 18 Dec 2019 03:26 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 16 Dec 2019 20:38 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 16 Dec 2019 17:25 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 14 Dec 2019 06:52 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 13 Dec 2019 03:13 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 Dec 2019 12:30 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    21 km (13 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (15 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 Dec 2019 05:49 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 Dec 2019 03:35 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 08 Dec 2019 06:51 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 06 Dec 2019 23:07 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 06 Dec 2019 14:37 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 05 Dec 2019 19:51 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (5 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 04 Dec 2019 17:07 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 03 Dec 2019 10:55 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
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