Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 124 km southeast of Libuton Laga Island, Sulawesi Baroh, Indonesia, on Sunday, 23 February 2020 at 02:08 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 124 km southeast of Libuton Laga Island, Sulawesi Baroh, Indonesia, on Sunday, 23 February 2020 at 02:08 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 65 km depth

23 Feb 02:15 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Feb 23 02:20: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 60.0 to 65.0 km.
Date & time: 23 Feb 2020 02:08:08 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 65.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.28°S / 125.28°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ambang (148 km / 92 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
181 km (112 mi) SSE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) SSE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) S of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
202 km (125 mi) SSE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
263 km (163 mi) WSW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
263 km (163 mi) ESE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
278 km (172 mi) WSW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
287 km (178 mi) ENE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
498 km (310 mi) NW of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
513 km (319 mi) NE of Kendari (pop: 195,000) --> 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

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 5.265 kmSouthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)GFZ
M 5.359 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)EMSC
M 5.446 kmSouthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)BMKG
M 5.349 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)USGS
M 5.258 kmSouthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)GeoAu

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Rurukan (185.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
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More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 25 Feb 2020 15:36 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 23 Feb 2020 03:39 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    71 km (44.1 mi) depth
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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