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Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Talaud Islands, Indonesia on Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake  - Talaud Islands, Indonesia on Wednesday, 9 September 2020
9 Sep 07:25 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
9 Sep 07:26: Epicenter location corrected by 4.6 km (2.8 mi) towards ENE.
Sep 9 07:30: Now using data updates from BMKG
9 Sep 07:35: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 59.0 km (from 6.2 to 37 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 15.6 km (9.7 mi) towards S.
9 Sep 07:40: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 59.0 to 26.0 km (from 37 to 16.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 15.9 km (9.9 mi) towards NNW.
9 Sep 07:45: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 26.0 to 68.0 km (from 16.2 to 42 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 16.2 km (10.1 mi) towards SSE.
9 Sep 07:50: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 68.0 to 74.0 km (from 42 to 46 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.5 km (1.5 mi) towards WNW.
9 Sep 07:55: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.7.
22 Sep 08:05: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.6. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 74.0 to 10.0 km (from 46 to 6.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 13.4 km (8.3 mi) towards N.
Date & time: Wednesday, 9 September 2020 07:18 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2020-09-09 15:18:40
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.2°N / 126.75°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Awu (155 km / 96 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
196 km (122 mi) SE of Sarangani (pop: 7,500)
2496 km (1551 mi) NE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: CEIC
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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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.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 9 Sep 07:18 UTCM 5.6 / 10 kmTalaud Islands, IndonesiaCEIC
Wed, 9 Sep 07:18 UTCM 5.6 / 38 kmKepulauan Talaud, IndonesiaEMSC
Wed, 9 Sep 07:18 UTCM 5.8 / 35 kmTalaud Islands, IndonesiaGFZ
Wed, 9 Sep 07:18 UTCM 5.8 / 18 km185 km SE of Sarangani, Philippines (Indonesia)USGS
Wed, 9 Sep 07:18 UTCM 5.8 / 46.7 kmTalaud Islands, IndonesiaGeoAu
Wed, 9 Sep 07:18 UTCM 5.9 / 10 km207 km S 40° E of Sarangani (Davao Occidental) (Indonesia)PHIVOLCS
Wed, 9 Sep 07:18 UTCM 5.6 / 10 km印尼塔劳群岛 (Indonesia)CEIC

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (modified Mercalli) scale.

Aftershocks of the 5.6 quake: Talaud Islands, Indonesia, 9 Sep 2020 07h18

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (24 quakes):
  • 21 Sep 2020 10:21 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 19 Sep 2020 19:24 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    34 km (21.1 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 17 Sep 2020 11:29 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    50 km (31.1 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 15 Sep 2020 13:56 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    45 km (28 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 14 Sep 2020 03:53 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 14 Sep 2020 02:47 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 14 Sep 2020 02:47 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 13 Sep 2020 20:42 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    51 km (31.7 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 13 Sep 2020 20:42 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    51 km (31.7 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 13 Sep 2020 16:50 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 13 Sep 2020 02:46 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    29 km (18 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 13 Sep 2020 00:41 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 13 Sep 2020 00:41 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 12 Sep 2020 22:38 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    39 km (24.2 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 12 Sep 2020 22:38 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 12 Sep 2020 22:22 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • Show all

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Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Talaud Islands, Indonesia on Wednesday, 9 September 2020

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