Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Northern Molucca Sea on Thursday, 19 March 2015 at 10:06 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.2 quake Northern Molucca Sea 17 March 22:12 UTC, which had occurred 1 day 12 hours earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - Northern Molucca Sea on Thursday, 19 March 2015 at 10:06 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 39 km depth

19 Mar 10:10 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Mar 19 13:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 52.0 to 39.0 km.
Date & time: 19 Mar 2015 10:06:00 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 39.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.97°N / 126.4°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ruang (120 km / 75 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
146 km (91 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400)
171 km (106 mi) NW of Ternate (pop: 101,700)
181 km (112 mi) ENE of Manado (pop: 451,900)
181 km (113 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300)
188 km (117 mi) NW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200)
192 km (119 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600)
621 km (386 mi) SSE of Budta (Philippines) (pop: 1,273,700)
2355 km (1463 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.239 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGFZ
M 5.436 km151km ENE of Bitung, IndonesiaUSGS
M 5.484 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGeoAu

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