Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 116 km west of Ternate, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 29 January 2020 at 23:46 (GMT) -

Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 116 km west of Ternate, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 29 January 2020 at 23:46 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 10 km depth

29 Jan 23:53 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Jan 29 23:54: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.7.
Date & time: 29 Jan 2020 23:46:53 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.7
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.84°N / 126.34°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Hiri (109 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
116 km (72 mi) W of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (85 mi) W of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) ESE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) ESE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (104 mi) ESE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
179 km (111 mi) ESE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (112 mi) ESE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
210 km (131 mi) WSW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
366 km (227 mi) E of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
443 km (275 mi) ENE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
5.710 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)GFZ
5.733 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)EMSC
5.864 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)BMKG
5.760 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)GeoAu
5.715 km116km W of Kota Ternate, IndonesiaUSGS
5.620 km印尼马鲁古海 (Indonesia)CEIC

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Aertembaga (Indonesia, 151 km NW of epicenter) : This quake woke me up. (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (20 quakes):
  • 28 Mar 2020 08:49 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 27 Mar 2020 19:15 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    39 km (24.2 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (15 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 22 Mar 2020 17:05 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 21 Mar 2020 17:07 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 18 Mar 2020 18:52 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (25 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 16 Mar 2020 07:56 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 14 Mar 2020 14:30 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 13 Mar 2020 12:38 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 03 Mar 2020 18:34 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    38 km (23.6 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 03 Mar 2020 18:17 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 03 Mar 2020 06:55 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 03 Mar 2020 06:52 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 02 Mar 2020 20:37 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (15 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 02 Mar 2020 08:27 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 01 Mar 2020 16:08 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 28 Feb 2020 10:07 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    18 km (11.2 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 15 Feb 2020 11:40 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 14 Feb 2020 23:41 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (23 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 11 Feb 2020 18:21 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 31 Jan 2020 04:00 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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