Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 87 km south of Libuton Kelapa Island, Sulawesi Baroh, Indonesia, on Monday, 8 June 2020 at 02:34 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 87 km south of Libuton Kelapa Island, Sulawesi Baroh, Indonesia, on Monday, 8 June 2020 at 02:34 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 78 km depth

8 Jun 02:41 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Jun 8 02:43: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 85.0 to 78.0 km.
Date & time: 8 Jun 2020 02:34:33 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 78.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.35°S / 124.32°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ambang (121 km / 75 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
171 km (106 mi) SE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
183 km (114 mi) ENE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) SSW of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) SSW of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
212 km (132 mi) SSW of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
223 km (139 mi) SSW of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
364 km (226 mi) WSW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
380 km (236 mi) WSW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
451 km (280 mi) NNE of Kendari (pop: 195,000) --> See nearby quakes!
568 km (353 mi) NW of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 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 5.378 kmSouthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)GFZ
M 5.087 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)EMSC
M 5.182 kmSouthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)BMKG
M 5.286 kmSouthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)GeoAu
M 5.098 km165 km SE of Gorontalo, IndonesiaUSGS

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More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 02 Aug 2020 16:44 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 08 Jun 2020 23:17 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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