Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 147 km east of Bitung, Sulawesi Baroh, Indonesia, on 2020-02-28 03:20:59 +08:00 -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 147 km east of Bitung, Sulawesi Baroh, Indonesia, on 2020-02-28 03:20:59 +08:00

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 62 km depth

27 Feb 19:36 UTC: First to report: USGS after 15 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 49.3 to 51.6 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 51.6 to 62.0 km.
Date & time: 27 Feb 2020 19:20:59 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-02-28 03:20:59 +08:00
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 62.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.8642°N / 126.447°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Gamkonora (125 km / 78 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
147 km (91 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) NW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) ENE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) W of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (109 mi) NW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
183 km (114 mi) ENE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
404 km (251 mi) ENE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
408 km (254 mi) SSE of Sarangani (Davao del Sur, Philippines) (pop: 7,510) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.062 km148km ENE of Bitung, IndonesiaUSGS
5.060 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)EMSC
5.067 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)GeoAu
4.910 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)BMKG

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More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 16 Apr 2020 05:57 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 24 Mar 2020 10:34 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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