Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 54 km west of Pulau Laba Island, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Saturday, 11 April 2020 at 20:23 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 54 km west of Pulau Laba Island, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Saturday, 11 April 2020 at 20:23 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 104 km depth

11 Apr 20:32 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Apr 11 20:49: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 116.0 to 104.0 km.
Date & time: 11 Apr 2020 20:23:48 UTC -
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 104.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.36°N / 127.25°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tarakan (94 km / 58 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
110 km (68 mi) NW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) N of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (114 mi) N of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
250 km (155 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
271 km (168 mi) ENE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
284 km (177 mi) ENE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
285 km (177 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
296 km (184 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
447 km (278 mi) SSE of Glan (Sarangani, Philippines) (pop: 24,300) --> See nearby quakes!
453 km (281 mi) SSE of Sapu Padidu (pop: 9,790) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
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

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 5.0104 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)GFZ
M 5.1107 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)GeoAu
M 4.91 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)EMSC
M 4.996 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)BMKG
M 4.987 km105km NW of Tobelo, IndonesiaUSGS
M 5.1126 km371 km S 26° E of Sarangani (Davao Occidental) (Indonesia)PHIVOLCS

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 20 May 2020 08:33 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    80 km (49.7 mi) depth
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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