Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 158 km east of Gorontalo, Indonesia, on 11 Jun 10:23 am (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 158 km east of Gorontalo, Indonesia, on 11 Jun 10:23 am (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 72 km depth

11 Jun 02:30 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
11 Jun 02:31: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.6. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 87.0 to 86.0 km (from 54 to 53 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.2 km (1.4 mi) towards W.
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11 Jun 02:40: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 14.0 to 72.0 km (from 8.7 to 45 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 11 km (7 mi) towards NNW.
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Date & time: 11 Jun 2021 02:23:44 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 11 Jun 10:23 am (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 72.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.05°N / 124.4°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ambang (82 km / 51 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
148 km (92 mi) SSW of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) SSW of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) ESE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) SSW of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
179 km (111 mi) SSW of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
211 km (131 mi) ENE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
342 km (212 mi) WSW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
360 km (223 mi) WSW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
495 km (307 mi) NNE of Kendari (pop: 195,000) --> See nearby quakes!
592 km (368 mi) NW of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 28.4°C (83 F), humidity: 77%, wind: 6 m/s (11 kts) from SSW
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.672 kmIndonesia: Southern Molucca SeaBMKG
5.580 kmIndonesia: MOLUCCA SEAEMSC
5.483 kmIndonesia: Southern Molucca SeaGFZ
5.6106 kmIndonesia: Near ManadoRENASS
5.564 km147 Km ESE of Gorontalo, IndonesiaUSGS
5.567 kmIndonesia: Minahassa Peninsula, SulawesiGeoAu

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Bitung (178.4 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 30-60 s (reported through our app)
1091 km NW of epicenter [Map] / not felt : not felt (reported through our app)  
tomohon (148.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s (reported through our app)  
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150.8 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s (reported through our app)
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes so far, frequently updated):
  • 16 Jun 2021 07:53 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    31 km (19.3 mi) depth
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 11 Jun 2021 07:51 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    62 km (38.5 mi) depth
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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