Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 122 km east of Bitung, Sulawesi Baroh, Indonesia, on Thursday, 4 June 2020 at 13:12 (GMT) -

Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 122 km east of Bitung, Sulawesi Baroh, Indonesia, on Thursday, 4 June 2020 at 13:12 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

4 Jun 13:20 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Jun 4 13:26: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 5.0.
Jun 4 14:21: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.2.
Date & time: 4 Jun 2020 13:12:31 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.23°N / 126.26°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Hiri (122 km / 76 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
122 km (76 mi) E of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) WNW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) E of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
154 km (96 mi) WNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (101 mi) E of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
202 km (126 mi) WSW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
364 km (226 mi) ENE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
456 km (283 mi) ENE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 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.
5.210 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)GFZ
5.010 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)EMSC
4.710 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)BMKG
5.016 km122 km WNW of Ternate, IndonesiaUSGS
5.152 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)GeoAu

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 31 Jul 2020 11:13 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 26 Jun 2020 15:40 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    22 km (13 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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