Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 103 km north of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia, on 20 Oct 12:12 pm (GMT +9) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - 103 km north of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia, on 20 Oct 12:12 pm (GMT +9)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 71 km depth

20 Oct 03:27 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 14 minutes.
20 Oct 03:35: Now using data updates from BMKG
Date & time: 20 Oct 2020 03:12:51 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 20 Oct 12:12 pm (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 71.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.71°N / 127.29°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tarakan (71 km / 44 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
80 km (50 mi) W of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000)
103 km (64 mi) N of Ternate (pop: 101,700)
112 km (70 mi) NNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200)
235 km (146 mi) E of Bitung (pop: 137,400)
268 km (167 mi) E of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300)
273 km (169 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900)
280 km (174 mi) E of Tomohon (pop: 27,600)
2435 km (1513 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 28.3°C (83 F), humidity: 78%, wind: 7 m/s (14 kts) from SSW
Primary data source: BMKG
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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.071 km- 70 km W of Tobelo, IndonesiaBMKG
M 4.8138 km424 Km S 28° E of Sarangani (Davao Occidental), IndonesiaPHIVOLCS
M 4.6115 km72 Km W of Tobelo, IndonesiaUSGS
M 4.6116 km71 Km W of Tobelo, IndonesiaEMSC
M 4.9111 km61 Km W of Tobelo, IndonesiaGFZ

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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake 103 km north of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia, 20 Oct 12:12 pm (GMT +9)

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 05 Dec 2020 00:42 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    86 km (53.4 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 30 Nov 2020 01:40 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    56 km (34.8 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 25 Nov 2020 15:20 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    77 km (47.8 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 21 Oct 2020 15:32 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    82 km (51 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 20 Oct 2020 09:27 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    114 km (70.8 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 103 km north of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia, on 20 Oct 12:12 pm (GMT +9)

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