Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Northern Molucca Sea on Sunday, 21 December 2014 at 13:40 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.7 quake Northern Molucca Sea 26 November 14:33 UTC, which had occurred 4 weeks earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - Northern Molucca Sea on Sunday, 21 December 2014 at 13:40 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 44 km depth

21 Dec 13:45 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Dec 21 16:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 58.0 to 44.0 km.
Date & time: 21 Dec 2014 01:40:42 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 44.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.1°N / 126.62°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tobaru (128 km / 80 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
138 km (86 mi) NW of Balisoan
169 km (105 mi) NNW of Ternate (pop: 101,700)
174 km (108 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400)
184 km (114 mi) NW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200)
209 km (130 mi) ENE of Manado (Karimnagar) (pop: 451,900)
209 km (130 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300)
617 km (383 mi) SSE of Budta (Philippines) (pop: 1,273,700)
2383 km (1481 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) [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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.344 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGFZ
M 5.253 km MOLUCCA SEAEMSC
M 5.253 km162km WNW of Tobelo, IndonesiaUSGS
M 5.462 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGeoAu

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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Northern Molucca Sea on Sunday, 21 December 2014 at 13:40 (GMT)
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