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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Northern Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Saturday, 18 April 2020

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Northern Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Saturday, 18 April 2020
18 Apr 17:54 UTC: First to report: GeoAu after 9 minutes.
Apr 18 18:06: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 87.3 to 77.7 km.
Date & time: Saturday, 18 April 2020 17:45 UTC
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 77.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.373°N / 125.538°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Sempu (127 km / 79 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
125 km (78 mi) SE of Tondano (pop: 33,300)
127 km (79 mi) SE of Bitung (pop: 137,400)
133 km (83 mi) SE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600)
139 km (86 mi) SE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (pop: 8,000)
145 km (90 mi) SE of Manado (pop: 451,900)
2201 km (1368 mi) NE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: GeoAu
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 18 Apr 17:45 UTCM 5.0 / 77.7 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)GeoAu
Sat, 18 Apr 17:45 UTCM 4.8 / 62 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)BMKG
Sat, 18 Apr 17:45 UTCM 5.1 / 64 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)GFZ
Sat, 18 Apr 17:45 UTCM 5.1 / 70 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)EMSC
Sat, 18 Apr 17:45 UTCM 5.0 / 70.6 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)USGS

User reports for this quake (3)

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Kota Bitung, Madidir (126.2 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Manado (145.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Kakas / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Weak

Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake: Northern Molucca Sea (Indonesia), 18 Apr 2020 17:45

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 25 May 2020 10:42 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Northern Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Saturday, 18 April 2020

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