Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 139 km northwest of Ternate, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Saturday, 15 February 2020 at 15:36 (GMT) -

Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 139 km northwest of Ternate, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Saturday, 15 February 2020 at 15:36 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

15 Feb 15:43 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Date & time: 15 Feb 2020 15:36:42 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.66°N / 126.49°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Todoko-Ranu (118 km / 73 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
139 km (86 mi) NW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) E of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (98 mi) NW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) W of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (105 mi) E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (114 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
401 km (249 mi) ENE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
504 km (313 mi) NE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
5.210 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)GFZ
5.410 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)EMSC
5.553 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)BMKG
5.510 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)GeoAu
5.410 km126km NW of Kota Ternate, IndonesiaUSGS

User reports for this quake (6)

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Rurukan (180.2 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Talakag Bukidnon / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Slight earth movement  
182.7 km W of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Kakas (186 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
139 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)  
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(Indonesia, 142 km SE of epicenter) : 30 second moderate shake, woken up. (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (12 quakes):
  • 06 Apr 2020 05:31 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 05 Apr 2020 22:57 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (15 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 05 Apr 2020 22:42 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 03 Apr 2020 12:50 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    47 km (29.2 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 17 Mar 2020 20:36 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    23 km (14.3 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 16 Mar 2020 22:03 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    208 km (129.2 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 12 Mar 2020 21:14 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 27 Feb 2020 19:20 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    62 km (38.5 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Feb 2020 19:26 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 18 Feb 2020 17:02 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 16 Feb 2020 16:20 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    26 km (16.2 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 15 Feb 2020 17:46 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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