Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - 125km E of Bitung, Indonesia, on Friday, March 27, 2015 21:56:24

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.2 quake Northern Molucca Sea 17 March 22:12 UTC, which had occurred 10 days earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - 125km E of Bitung, Indonesia, on Friday, March 27, 2015 21:56:24

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 54 km depth

27 Mar 14:10 UTC: First to report: USGS after 14 minutes.
Date & time: 27 Mar 2015 01:56:24 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Local time at epicenter: Friday, March 27, 2015 21:56:24
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 53.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.4688°N / 126.3085°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tongkoko (123 km / 76 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
124 km (77 mi) E of Parigidolang
141 km (88 mi) WNW of Ternate (Hidalgo del Parral) (pop: 101,700)
156 km (97 mi) E of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300)
161 km (100 mi) WNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200)
162 km (101 mi) E of Manado (Karimnagar) (pop: 451,900)
168 km (104 mi) E of Tomohon (pop: 27,600)
671 km (417 mi) SSE of Budta (Philippines) (pop: 1,273,700)
2324 km (1444 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
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

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M 5.354 km125km E of Bitung, IndonesiaUSGS
M 5.257 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGFZ
M 5.479 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGeoAu

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