Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 131 km east of Bitung, Sulawesi Baroh, Indonesia, on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 10:26 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 131 km east of Bitung, Sulawesi Baroh, Indonesia, on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 10:26 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 34 km depth

12 Aug 10:34 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Aug 12 10:38: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.2.
Aug 12 12:44: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 34.0 km.
Date & time: Aug 12, 2020 10:26:20 UTC -
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 34.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.4°N / 126.37°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 1.4°S / 53.63°W
Nearest volcano: Todoko-Ranu (126 km / 78 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
131 km (82 mi) E of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) WNW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) WNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (97 mi) E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (101 mi) E of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) E of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (116 mi) WSW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
380 km (236 mi) ENE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
477 km (296 mi) NE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.034 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)GFZ
4.820 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)EMSC
5.253 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)BMKG
4.818 km129 km WNW of Ternate, IndonesiaUSGS
5.160 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)GeoAu

User reports for this quake (1)

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near Manado, North Sulawesi (174.3 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (8 quakes)

  • 09 Oct 2020 17:37 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 02 Oct 2020 14:00 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 18 Sep 2020 10:11 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 27 Aug 2020 18:45 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 27 Aug 2020 02:16 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 19 Aug 2020 11:35 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    1 km (1 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 19 Aug 2020 11:35 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    1 km (1 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 12 Aug 2020 18:09 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    23 km (14.3 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (5 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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