Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 137 km east of Bitung, Sulawesi Baroh, Indonesia, on Thursday, 14 November 2019 at 23:17 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.0 quake Maluku Sea, 131 km east of Bitung, Sulawesi Baroh, Indonesia, 14 November 2019 16:17 GMT, which had occurred 7 hours earlier.
Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 137 km east of Bitung, Sulawesi Baroh, Indonesia, on Thursday, 14 November 2019 at 23:17 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

14 Nov 23:24 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Nov 14 23:25: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.3.
Nov 14 23:33: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.5.
Date & time: 14 Nov 2019 23:17:18 UTC
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.74°N / 126.39°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ruang (125 km / 78 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
137 km (85 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) NW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (99 mi) E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) NW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) W of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
183 km (113 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
393 km (244 mi) ENE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
500 km (311 mi) NE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) 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.
5.510 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)GFZ
5.560 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)EMSC
5.651 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)BMKG
5.567 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)GeoAu
5.528 km131km E of Bitung, IndonesiaUSGS

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Seminyak / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Solitude Lembeh Resort (131.9 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
174.8 km W of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Aertembaga (Indonesia, 136 km W of epicenter) : Feeling kinda used to earthquake after ao many after shocks last night. Was awoke when I felt the quake and back to sleep after a few seconds. I am so not going to work today. (reported through EMSC)  
(Indonesia, 170 km W of epicenter) : Felt swaying side to side then back and forth for about 15 to 30 sec (reported through EMSC)  
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