Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 27 km northwest of Pulau Tutu Island, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Sunday, 10 May 2020 at 00:57 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 27 km northwest of Pulau Tutu Island, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Sunday, 10 May 2020 at 00:57 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 111 km depth

10 May 01:05 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 8 minutes.
May 10 01:10: Magnitude recalculated from 4.5 to 4.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 114.0 to 93.0 km.
May 10 08:20: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 93.0 to 111.0 km.
Date & time: 10 May 2020 00:57:28 UTC -
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 111.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.93°N / 127.39°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tobaru (45 km / 28 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
72 km (45 mi) WNW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) N of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 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!
273 km (170 mi) E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
284 km (177 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
287 km (178 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
296 km (184 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
442 km (274 mi) SSE of Sarangani (Davao del Sur, Philippines) (pop: 7,510) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
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 5.0111 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaBMKG
M 4.5138 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaEMSC
M 4.210 km426 km S 28° E of Sarangani (Davao Occidental) (Indonesia)PHIVOLCS
M 4.5138 km62km W of Tobelo, IndonesiaUSGS

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More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 15 Jun 2020 15:50 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 08 Jun 2020 08:47 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    104 km (64.6 mi) depth
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 04 Jun 2020 21:53 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    78 km (48.5 mi) depth
    19 km (11 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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