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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 127 km south of Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 17:45 GMT

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 127 km south of Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 17:45 GMT

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 78 km depth

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: Apr 18, 2020 17:45:40 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 77.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.373°N / 125.538°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 0.373°S / 54.462°W
Nearest volcano: Sempu (127 km / 79 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
125 km (78 mi) SE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) SSE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (83 mi) SE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) SSE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) SSE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
211 km (131 mi) WSW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
228 km (142 mi) W of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
276 km (171 mi) E of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
313 km (195 mi) WSW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
340 km (211 mi) ENE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GeoAu (Geoscience Australia )
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.078 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)GeoAu
4.862 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)BMKG
5.164 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)GFZ
5.170 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)EMSC
5.071 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  
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)

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May 25, 2020 10:42
1 year 51 weeks ago

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