Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 138 km northwest of Ternate, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Saturday, 16 November 2019 at 10:19 (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 1 day 18 hours earlier.
Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 138 km northwest of Ternate, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Saturday, 16 November 2019 at 10:19 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

16 Nov 10:25 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Nov 16 10:27: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.5.
Date & time: 16 Nov 2019 10:19:12 UTC
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.67°N / 126.51°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Gamkonora (117 km / 73 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
138 km (86 mi) NW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (92 mi) E of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) NW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) W of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (115 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (120 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
404 km (251 mi) ENE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
506 km (315 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

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
5.510 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)GFZ
5.810 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)EMSC
5.840 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)BMKG
5.854 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)GeoAu
5.835 km128km E of Bitung, IndonesiaUSGS
5.630 km印尼马鲁古海北部 (Indonesia)CEIC

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Moscow / not felt : Ripped my butthole apart.  
Manado (189.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Bitung, Madidir (152.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Lasting a few seconds. (reported through our app)  
187.6 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Guncangan gempa lumayan lama,saat sya masih dibasement lantai 3 mall,persis didepan mall saya berada adalah laut lepas,tepatnya laut maluku .. (reported through our app)  
173.5 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
187.7 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Mapanget / Weak shaking (MMI III)
1201.5 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Davao City (Philippines, 613 km NW of epicenter) : Up and down motion of shake (reported through EMSC)  
(Indonesia, 167 km W of epicenter) : Small and long (reported through EMSC)  
(Indonesia, 166 km W of epicenter) : I feel right now. (reported through EMSC)  
(Indonesia, 138 km W of epicenter) : Lasting a few seconds. (reported through EMSC)  
Aertembaga (Indonesia, 135 km W of epicenter) : I didn't feel the quake,, just saw my hanging lamp and the curtains in living room was moving when there was no wind :D (reported through EMSC)  
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