Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Northern Molucca Sea on Saturday, 11 April 2015 at 05:00 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - Northern Molucca Sea on Saturday, 11 April 2015 at 05:00 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 60 km depth

11 Apr 05:05 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Apr 11 18:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.5.
Date & time: 11 Apr 2015 05:00:45 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 60.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.14°N / 126.72°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tobaru (122 km / 76 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
108 km (67 mi) WNW of Aruk
150 km (94 mi) WNW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000)
167 km (104 mi) NNW of Ternate (Hidalgo del Parral) (pop: 101,700)
182 km (113 mi) NNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200)
221 km (137 mi) ENE of Manado (Karimnagar) (pop: 451,900)
221 km (138 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300)
474 km (295 mi) SSE of General Santos (Philippines) (pop: 679,600)
2395 km (1488 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.560 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGFZ
M 5.347 km149km WNW of Tobelo, IndonesiaUSGS
M 5.560 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGeoAu

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Aftershocks of the 5.5 quake Northern Molucca Sea 11 April 05:00 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 11 Apr 2015 05:21 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    64 km (39.8 mi) depth
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Northern Molucca Sea on Saturday, 11 April 2015 at 05:00 (GMT)
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