Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 2 km south of Ternate, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Friday, 13 December 2019 at 17:04 (GMT) -

Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 2 km south of Ternate, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Friday, 13 December 2019 at 17:04 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

13 Dec 17:11 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Dec 13 17:12: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.1.
Date & time: 13 Dec 2019 17:04:51 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.92°S / 127.95°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Bibinoi (31 km / 19 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
189 km (118 mi) SSE of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (125 mi) SSE of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
290 km (180 mi) NNW of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
295 km (183 mi) S of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
310 km (193 mi) N of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
368 km (229 mi) W of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
405 km (252 mi) SE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
419 km (260 mi) SE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
429 km (267 mi) SE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
436 km (271 mi) SE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 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.
M 5.110 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaGFZ
M 5.340 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaEMSC
M 5.547 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaBMKG
M 5.322 km57km NNE of Laiwui, IndonesiaUSGS
M 5.442 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaGeoAu

User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
60.7 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
51.2 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
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