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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Northern Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Sunday, 5 April 2020

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Northern Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Sunday, 5 April 2020
5 Apr 18:43 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Apr 5 18:45: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 5.8.
Apr 5 19:17: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 50.0 km.
Apr 6 16:14: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 6.0.
Date & time: Sunday, 5 April 2020 18:37 UTC
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 50.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.44°N / 126.39°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Todoko-Ranu (117 km / 73 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
132 km (82 mi) NW of Ternate (pop: 101,700)
133 km (83 mi) E of Bitung (pop: 137,400)
152 km (94 mi) NW of Sofifi (pop: 36,200)
157 km (98 mi) E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (pop: 8,000)
171 km (107 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900)
2331 km (1449 mi) NE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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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.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 5 Apr 18:37 UTCM 6.0 / 50 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)GFZ
Sun, 5 Apr 18:37 UTCM 5.9 / 50 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)EMSC
Sun, 5 Apr 18:37 UTCM 5.7 / 70 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)BMKG
Sun, 5 Apr 18:37 UTCM 5.9 / 53.8 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)GeoAu
2020-04-06 02:37:10 +08:00 (5 Apr 18:37:10 UTC)M 5.9 / 53.6 km123km NW of Kota Ternate, IndonesiaUSGS
2020-04-06 02:37:09 (5 Apr 18:37:09 UTC)M 5.7 / 30 km印尼马鲁古海北部 (Indonesia)CEIC
Sun, 5 Apr 18:37 UTCM 6.0 / 67.6 kmIndonesia [Sea]INGV

User reports for this quake (11)

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1200.7 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
171 km W of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
171.3 km W of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Lembeh (128.4 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
128.3 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Manado (175.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : hanging mirror, lamp are swinging.. water in the bottle disturbed.. (reported through our app)
Kota Bitung, Madidir / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ternate / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Terbangun dari tidur
Kakas / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Wake up because earthquake
(Indonesia, 158 km W of epicenter) : I felt the quake the window curtain are shaking (reported through EMSC)
Madidir (Indonesia, 139 km W of epicenter) : It woke me up. Pretty long lasting. Bitung Madidir (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake: Northern Molucca Sea (Indonesia), 5 Apr 2020 18:37

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (82 quakes):
  • 02 Oct 2020 14:00 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 30 Sep 2020 09:00 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 29 Sep 2020 15:21 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    26 km (16.2 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 27 Sep 2020 18:30 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 26 Sep 2020 20:37 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 26 Sep 2020 15:19 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 24 Sep 2020 23:15 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 22 Sep 2020 19:49 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (20 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 21 Sep 2020 19:23 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 20 Sep 2020 02:44 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (21 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 18 Sep 2020 10:11 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 16 Sep 2020 14:43 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    29 km (18 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (35 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 09 Sep 2020 00:52 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 08 Sep 2020 09:43 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 08 Sep 2020 00:20 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 07 Sep 2020 03:29 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Northern Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Sunday, 5 April 2020
 

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