Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 140km WNW of Tobelo, Indonesia, on Fri, 21 Sep 2012 00:52

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - 140km WNW of Tobelo, Indonesia, on Fri, 21 Sep 2012 00:52

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 83 km depth

20 Sep 17:45 UTC: First to report: USGS after 1 hour and 53 minutes.
Date & time: 20 Sep 2012 03:52:34 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Local time at epicenter: Fri, 21 Sep 2012 00:52
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 83.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.178°N / 126.83°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tobaru (112 km / 70 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
98 km (61 mi) WNW of Aruk
140 km (87 mi) WNW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000)
166 km (103 mi) NNW of Ternate (pop: 101,700)
180 km (112 mi) NNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200)
199 km (124 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400)
233 km (145 mi) ENE of Manado (pop: 451,900)
475 km (295 mi) SSE of General Santos (Philippines) (pop: 679,600)
2408 km (1496 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.01 km MOLUCCA SEAEMSC
M 5.096 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGFZ
M 5.083 km140km WNW of Tobelo, IndonesiaUSGS
M 5.0103 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGeoAu
M 5.080 kmNorthern Molucca SeaBMKG

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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake 140km WNW of Tobelo, Indonesia, Fri, 21 Sep 2012 00:52

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 01 Oct 2012 16:13 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    29 km (18 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 140km WNW of Tobelo, Indonesia, on Fri, 21 Sep 2012 00:52
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