Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 126 km southeast of Libuton Laga Island, Sulawesi Baroh, Indonesia, on Sunday, 23 February 2020 at 03:39 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 126 km southeast of Libuton Laga Island, Sulawesi Baroh, Indonesia, on Sunday, 23 February 2020 at 03:39 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 71 km depth

23 Feb 03:51 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 12 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 73.0 to 71.0 km.
Date & time: 23 Feb 2020 03:39:58 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 71.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.3°S / 125.28°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ambang (149 km / 93 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
183 km (114 mi) SSE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) SSE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) S of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
204 km (127 mi) SSE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
264 km (164 mi) WSW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
264 km (164 mi) ESE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
278 km (173 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!
497 km (309 mi) NW of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
512 km (318 mi) NE of Kendari (pop: 195,000) --> 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

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M 5.171 kmSouthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)GFZ
M 5.180 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)EMSC
M 5.047 kmSouthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)BMKG
M 5.148 km141km SE of Modayag, IndonesiaUSGS

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 25 Feb 2020 15:36 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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