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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 132 km northwest of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 18:37 GMT

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 132 km northwest of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 18:37 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 50 km depth

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: Apr 5, 2020 18:37:11 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 50.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.44°N / 126.39°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 1.44°S / 53.61°W
Nearest volcano: Todoko-Ranu (117 km / 73 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
132 km (82 mi) WNW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (83 mi) E of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (94 mi) WNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (98 mi) E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (103 mi) E of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (107 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) E of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
183 km (114 mi) W of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
383 km (238 mi) ENE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
481 km (299 mi) NE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.050 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)GFZ
5.950 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)EMSC
5.770 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)BMKG
5.954 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)GeoAu
5.954 km123km NW of Kota Ternate, IndonesiaUSGS
5.730 km印尼马鲁古海北部 (Indonesia)CEIC
6.068 kmIndonesia [Sea]INGV

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near Ranau, Sabah (1200.7 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Manado, North Sulawesi (171 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Manado, North Sulawesi (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)
Bitung, North Sulawesi (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)  
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (82 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Oct 2, 2020 14:00
1 year 32 weeks ago
3.3

10 km
Molucca Sea, 123 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 30, 2020 09:00
1 year 33 weeks ago
4.1

10 km
Molucca Sea, 129 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 29, 2020 15:21
1 year 33 weeks ago
3.8

26 km
Molucca Sea, 119 km W of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 27, 2020 18:30
1 year 33 weeks ago
3.0

19 km
Molucca Sea, 110 km W of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 26, 2020 20:37
1 year 33 weeks ago
2.9

10 km
Molucca Sea, 79 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 26, 2020 15:19
1 year 33 weeks ago
3.7

35 km
Molucca Sea, 102 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 24, 2020 23:15
1 year 33 weeks ago
3.3

10 km
Molucca Sea, 143 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Sep 22, 2020 19:49
1 year 34 weeks ago
3.3

10 km
Molucca Sea, 109 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Sep 21, 2020 19:23
1 year 34 weeks ago
3.3

10 km
Molucca Sea, 89 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Sep 20, 2020 02:44
1 year 34 weeks ago
3.6

10 km
Molucca Sea, 107 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Sep 18, 2020 10:11
1 year 34 weeks ago
3.2

10 km
Molucca Sea, 125 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 16, 2020 14:43
1 year 35 weeks ago
3.2

29 km
Molucca Sea, 76 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 9, 2020 00:52
1 year 36 weeks ago
3.6

10 km
Molucca Sea, 131 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 8, 2020 09:43
1 year 36 weeks ago
4.2

10 km
Molucca Sea, 130 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 8, 2020 00:20
1 year 36 weeks ago
3.6

10 km
Molucca Sea, 131 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Sep 7, 2020 03:29
1 year 36 weeks ago
4.3

10 km
Molucca Sea, 133 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 6, 2020 18:15
1 year 36 weeks ago
3.8

11 km
Molucca Sea, 127 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 6, 2020 17:33
1 year 36 weeks ago
2.8

19 km
Molucca Sea, 136 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 6, 2020 17:27
1 year 36 weeks ago
3.3

21 km
Molucca Sea, 129 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 6, 2020 17:06
1 year 36 weeks ago
4.7

40 km
Molucca Sea, 132 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 6, 2020 00:21
1 year 36 weeks ago - felt
6.0

60 km
136 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 3, 2020 04:03
1 year 36 weeks ago
3.9

14 km
Molucca Sea, 96 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Aug 31, 2020 16:39
1 year 37 weeks ago
3.4

10 km
Molucca Sea, 134 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Aug 27, 2020 18:45
1 year 37 weeks ago
4.7

10 km
Molucca Sea, 115 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Aug 27, 2020 07:05
1 year 37 weeks ago
3.9

10 km
Molucca Sea, 143 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Aug 27, 2020 02:16
1 year 37 weeks ago
3.5

10 km
Molucca Sea, 128 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Aug 25, 2020 17:11
1 year 38 weeks ago
4.8

10 km
Molucca Sea, 137 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Aug 21, 2020 07:22
1 year 38 weeks ago
3.7

112 km
Molucca Sea, 78 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Aug 21, 2020 01:13
1 year 38 weeks ago
4.0

10 km
Molucca Sea, 123 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Aug 19, 2020 23:03
1 year 39 weeks ago
3.8

10 km
Molucca Sea, 129 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Aug 19, 2020 23:03
1 year 39 weeks ago
3.6

10 km
Molucca Sea, 129 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Aug 19, 2020 11:35
1 year 39 weeks ago
3.7

10 km
Molucca Sea, 130 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Aug 19, 2020 11:35
1 year 39 weeks ago
3.7

10 km
Molucca Sea, 130 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Aug 12, 2020 18:09
1 year 40 weeks ago
2.9

23 km
Molucca Sea, 123 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Aug 12, 2020 10:26
1 year 40 weeks ago
5.0

34 km
Molucca Sea, 131 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Aug 8, 2020 21:54
1 year 40 weeks ago
4.6

40 km
Molucca Sea, 128 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Aug 1, 2020 02:04
1 year 41 weeks ago
3.7

32 km
Molucca Sea, 77 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jul 31, 2020 11:13
1 year 41 weeks ago
3.6

16 km
Molucca Sea, 118 km W of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jul 29, 2020 00:16
1 year 42 weeks ago
3.6

22 km
Molucca Sea, 75 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jul 28, 2020 02:48
1 year 42 weeks ago
3.1

21 km
Molucca Sea, 78 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jul 26, 2020 11:38
1 year 42 weeks ago
3.3

12 km
Molucca Sea, 127 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jul 16, 2020 04:53
1 year 43 weeks ago
3.0

20 km
Molucca Sea, 107 km W of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jul 14, 2020 18:01
1 year 44 weeks ago
3.8

10 km
Molucca Sea, 127 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 11, 2020 17:48
1 year 44 weeks ago
3.0

10 km
Molucca Sea, 135 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jul 9, 2020 18:41
1 year 44 weeks ago
3.2

30 km
Molucca Sea, 120 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 8, 2020 22:29
1 year 45 weeks ago
3.5

29 km
Molucca Sea, 83 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jul 6, 2020 11:17
1 year 45 weeks ago
4.6

10 km
Molucca Sea, 123 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jul 2, 2020 19:14
1 year 45 weeks ago
4.1

10 km
Molucca Sea, 139 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jun 28, 2020 15:27
1 year 46 weeks ago
3.6

18 km
Molucca Sea, 105 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jun 27, 2020 09:55
1 year 46 weeks ago
4.0

10 km
Molucca Sea, 139 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jun 26, 2020 21:55
1 year 46 weeks ago
3.6

10 km
Molucca Sea, 144 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jun 26, 2020 15:40
1 year 46 weeks ago
3.8

10 km
Molucca Sea, 131 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jun 23, 2020 10:16
1 year 47 weeks ago
4.1

72 km
Molucca Sea, 114 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jun 13, 2020 04:34
1 year 48 weeks ago
4.4

49 km
Molucca Sea, 145 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jun 4, 2020 13:12
1 year 49 weeks ago
5.2

10 km
Molucca Sea, 122 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jun 2, 2020 21:17
1 year 50 weeks ago
3.2

10 km
Molucca Sea, 128 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
May 30, 2020 21:20
1 year 50 weeks ago
3.5

10 km
Molucca Sea, 131 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
May 30, 2020 17:34
1 year 50 weeks ago
3.6

10 km
Molucca Sea, 131 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
May 29, 2020 11:40
1 year 50 weeks ago
3.9

10 km
Molucca Sea, 124 km W of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
May 27, 2020 20:47
1 year 51 weeks ago
3.5

26 km
Molucca Sea, 105 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
May 24, 2020 19:10
1 year 51 weeks ago
2.8

18 km
Molucca Sea, 111 km W of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
May 23, 2020 04:37
1 year 51 weeks ago
4.4

15 km
Molucca Sea, 125 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
May 18, 2020 16:50
1 year 52 weeks ago
4.9

10 km
Molucca Sea, 129 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
May 15, 2020 02:12
2 years ago
3.6

10 km
Molucca Sea, 118 km W of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
May 12, 2020 02:16
2 years ago
4.3

34 km
Molucca Sea, 83 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
May 11, 2020 16:21
2 years ago
4.6

10 km
Molucca Sea, 131 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
May 11, 2020 13:59
2 years ago
3.6

10 km
Molucca Sea, 136 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
May 11, 2020 13:16
2 years ago
3.9

10 km
Molucca Sea, 132 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
May 8, 2020 06:49
2 years ago
4.2

10 km
Molucca Sea, 128 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
May 8, 2020 00:18
2 years ago
4.0

33 km
Molucca Sea, 129 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
May 6, 2020 01:43
2 years ago
4.7

40 km
Molucca Sea, 118 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
May 1, 2020 10:06
2 years ago
3.3

10 km
Molucca Sea, 136 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Apr 29, 2020 22:57
2 years ago
3.7

10 km
Molucca Sea, 132 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Apr 29, 2020 02:33
2 years ago
3.9

10 km
Molucca Sea, 142 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Apr 21, 2020 10:51
2 years ago
4.5

10 km
Molucca Sea, 127 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Apr 18, 2020 13:35
2 years ago
4.5

21 km
Molucca Sea, 83 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Apr 16, 2020 05:57
2 years ago
4.2

10 km
Molucca Sea, 149 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Apr 15, 2020 22:32
2 years ago
2.8

16 km
Molucca Sea, 82 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Apr 15, 2020 21:03
2 years ago
5.6

56 km
Molucca Sea, 83 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Apr 6, 2020 05:31
2 years ago
4.8

10 km
Molucca Sea, 130 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Apr 5, 2020 22:57
2 years ago
3.7

10 km
Molucca Sea, 123 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Apr 5, 2020 22:42
2 years ago
4.4

10 km
Molucca Sea, 129 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
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