Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 170 km west of Gorontalo, Indonesia, on 26 Oct 4:26 pm (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - 170 km west of Gorontalo, Indonesia, on 26 Oct 4:26 pm (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 100 km depth

26 Oct 08:33 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
26 Oct 08:35: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 5.0. Epicenter location corrected by 5.7 km (3.5 mi) towards SSE.
26 Oct 08:45: Now using data updates from BMKG
26 Oct 09:10: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 79.0 to 100.0 km (from 49 to 62 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 7.1 km (4.4 mi) towards SE.
Date & time: 26 Oct 2020 08:26:37 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 26 Oct 4:26 pm (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 100.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.57°N / 121.53°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Una Una (74 km / 46 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
170 km (106 mi) W of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200)
220 km (136 mi) NW of Luwuk (pop: 47,800)
235 km (146 mi) NNE of Poso (pop: 47,100)
247 km (154 mi) NE of Palu (pop: 282,400)
383 km (238 mi) WSW of Manado (pop: 451,900)
419 km (260 mi) WSW of Bitung (pop: 137,400)
677 km (421 mi) NNE of Makassar (pop: 1,321,700)
1797 km (1116 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 28.6°C (83 F), humidity: 74%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from SE
Primary data source: BMKG
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.11 kmMinahassa Peninsula, Sulawesi, IndonesiaBMKG
M 5.11 kmMinahasa, Sulawesi, IndonesiaEMSC
M 5.1107 kmMinahassa Peninsula, Sulawesi, IndonesiaGeoAu
M 5.190 km169 Km W of Gorontalo, IndonesiaUSGS
M 5.1107 kmMinahassa Peninsula, Sulawesi, IndonesiaGFZ
M 5.190 km169 Km W of Gorontalo, IndonesiaUSGS

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
95.9 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake 170 km west of Gorontalo, Indonesia, 26 Oct 4:26 pm (GMT +8)

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 30 Nov 2020 09:56 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    94 km (58.4 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 25 Nov 2020 23:01 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    200 km (124.3 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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