Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 128 km east of Bitung, Sulawesi Baroh, Indonesia, on Friday, 11 Dec 2020 12:04 am (GMT +9) -

Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 128 km east of Bitung, Sulawesi Baroh, Indonesia, on Friday, 11 Dec 2020 12:04 am (GMT +9)

Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 16 km depth

10 Dec 15:13 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
10 Dec 15:18: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 5.0. Epicenter location corrected by 1.6 km (1 mi) towards NE.
10 Dec 17:10: Now using data updates from BMKG
Date & time: 10 Dec 2020 15:04:51 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 11 Dec 2020 12:04 am (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 16.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.73°N / 126.31°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ruang (116 km / 72 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
128 km (80 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) NW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (101 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (102 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) NW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (117 mi) W of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
385 km (239 mi) ENE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
492 km (306 mi) NE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
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

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.
5.116 km- 146 km E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe), IndonesiaBMKG
5.030 kmMOLUCCA SEA, IndonesiaEMSC
5.027 km142 Km E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe), IndonesiaUSGS
5.149 kmNorthern Molucca Sea, IndonesiaGeoAu
4.947 kmNorthern Molucca Sea, IndonesiaGFZ

User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Bitung (130.2 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short (reported through our app)
Lembeh / Weak shaking (MMI III)
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More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 27 Jan 2021 11:43 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    24 km (14.9 mi) depth
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 22 Jan 2021 11:52 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 21 Jan 2021 23:30 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 12 Dec 2020 13:05 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    26 km (16.2 mi) depth
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 11 Dec 2020 08:38 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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