Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 76 km west of Tobelo, Indonesia, on Sunday, 15 December 2019 at 14:09 (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 4 weeks earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 76 km west of Tobelo, Indonesia, on Sunday, 15 December 2019 at 14:09 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 112 km depth

15 Dec 14:15 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Dec 15 14:16: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.4.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 106.0 to 112.0 km.
Dec 15 14:17: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.5.
Dec 16 13:32: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.3.
Date & time: 15 Dec 2019 14:09:11 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 112.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.78°N / 127.33°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tobaru (41 km / 25 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
76 km (47 mi) W of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (68 mi) N of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) NNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
241 km (150 mi) E of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
264 km (164 mi) E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
274 km (170 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
278 km (173 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
286 km (177 mi) E of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
508 km (316 mi) SSE of Glan (Sarangani, Philippines) (pop: 24,300) --> See nearby quakes!
528 km (328 mi) NW of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.3112 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaGFZ
M 5.31 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaEMSC
M 5.4101 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaBMKG
M 5.3110 km81km W of Tobelo, IndonesiaUSGS
M 5.4115 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaGeoAu
M 5.5110 km印尼哈马黑拉岛附近海域 (Indonesia)CEIC

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272.7 km W of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Manado City samrat road / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : i’m on 3rdfloor of 5 storey building, experienced slight swaying for about 5-10 seconds
277 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Ternate City (107.7 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Rurukan (276.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
manado (281.9 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
75.2 km E of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
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