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M6.4 earthquake on Sunday, 26 August 2012 at 15:05 (138km WNW of Tobelo, Indonesia)

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 168 km north of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Sunday, Aug 26, 2012 at 3:05 pm (GMT +0)

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 168 km north of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Sunday, Aug 26, 2012 at 3:05 pm (GMT +0) Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 168 km north of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Sunday, Aug 26, 2012 at 3:05 pm (GMT +0)

Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 92 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Aug 26, 2012 15:05:37 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, Aug 26, 2012 at 3:05 pm (GMT +0)
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 91.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.1969°N / 126.835°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 2.197°S / 53.165°W
Nearest volcano: Tobaru (112 km / 70 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
141 km (87 mi) WNW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (104 mi) NNW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (113 mi) NNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
221 km (138 mi) ENE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
235 km (146 mi) ENE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
236 km (146 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
246 km (153 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
388 km (241 mi) SSE of Sarangani (Davao del Sur, Philippines) (pop: 7,510) --> See nearby quakes!
433 km (269 mi) SSE of Baliton (Sarangani, Philippines) (pop: 5,810) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.581 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGFZ
6.692 km140km WNW of Tobelo, IndonesiaUSGS
6.2100 km MOLUCCA SEAEMSC
6.6101 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGeoAu
6.694 kmNorthern Molucca SeaBMKG
6.692 km390 km S 23° E of Sarangani (Davao del Sur)PHILVOLCS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (69 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Feb 8, 2013 12:34
9 years ago
4.7

10.1 km
Molucca Sea, 99 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 17, 2013 23:09
9 years ago
4.8

35 km
Molucca Sea, 184 km E of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jan 4, 2013 17:59
9 years ago
4.9

129 km
Molucca Sea, 69 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 1, 2013 23:37
9 years ago
4.4

233 km
Pulau Tuotuo, 31 km NW of Tobelo, IndonesiaMore
Dec 30, 2012 11:33
9 years ago
5.1

59 km
Molucca Sea, 116 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Dec 29, 2012 05:30
9 years ago
4.6

113 km
Molucca Sea, 94 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Dec 27, 2012 22:17
9 years ago
4.0

10 km
Molucca Sea, 143 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Dec 22, 2012 22:32
9 years ago
4.3

38 km
Molucca Sea, 123 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Dec 16, 2012 14:05
9 years ago
3.6

10 km
Molucca Sea, 93 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Dec 16, 2012 12:09
9 years ago
4.0

10 km
Molucca Sea, 175 km E of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Dec 15, 2012 22:03
9 years ago
4.2

18 km
Molucca Sea, 199 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Dec 14, 2012 17:20
9 years ago
3.8

195 km
Molucca Sea, 107 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Dec 13, 2012 09:32
9 years ago
4.6

107 km
Molucca Sea, 99 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Dec 9, 2012 17:09
9 years ago
4.7

106 km
Molucca Sea, 56 km W of Tobelo, IndonesiaMore
Dec 9, 2012 16:56
9 years ago
3.7

24 km
Molucca Sea, 125 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Dec 3, 2012 10:06
9 years ago
3.4

72 km
Molucca Sea, 81 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Nov 26, 2012 12:08
9 years ago
3.9

10 km
Molucca Sea, 175 km E of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Nov 18, 2012 10:22
10 years ago
4.4

51 km
Molucca Sea, 219 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Nov 16, 2012 04:30
10 years ago
3.9

10 km
Molucca Sea, 162 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Nov 7, 2012 07:41
10 years ago
4.4

10 km
Molucca Sea, 133 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Oct 30, 2012 22:49
10 years ago
4.5

89 km
Molucca Sea, 154 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Oct 30, 2012 11:49
10 years ago
4.2

10 km
Molucca Sea, 221 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Oct 29, 2012 03:32
10 years ago
3.9

19 km
Molucca Sea, 280 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Oct 28, 2012 23:18
10 years ago
3.8

93 km
Molucca Sea, 66 km W of Tobelo, IndonesiaMore
Oct 20, 2012 18:37
10 years ago
4.4

40 km
Molucca Sea, 123 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Oct 18, 2012 19:36
10 years ago
4.7

50 km
Molucca Sea, 194 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Oct 15, 2012 19:15
10 years ago
3.3

112 km
Molucca Sea, 118 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Oct 12, 2012 19:01
10 years ago
4.4

10 km
Molucca Sea, 251 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Oct 11, 2012 03:32
10 years ago
4.4

100 km
Molucca Sea, 95 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Oct 10, 2012 17:19
10 years ago
3.9

82 km
Molucca Sea, 134 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Oct 10, 2012 09:04
10 years ago
4.9

35 km
Molucca Sea, 182 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Oct 7, 2012 23:26
10 years ago
4.2

27 km
Molucca Sea, 120 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Oct 4, 2012 21:49
10 years ago
3.5

29 km
Molucca Sea, 103 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Oct 4, 2012 15:30
10 years ago
3.2

28 km
Molucca Sea, 85 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Oct 3, 2012 13:50
10 years ago
4.7

70 km
Molucca Sea, 262 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Oct 2, 2012 19:32
10 years ago
3.8

45 km
Molucca Sea, 82 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Oct 2, 2012 03:00
10 years ago
4.0

104 km
Molucca Sea, 87 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Oct 1, 2012 16:13
10 years ago
3.8

29 km
Molucca Sea, 166 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 30, 2012 22:47
10 years ago
4.4

58 km
Molucca Sea, 242 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 29, 2012 17:27
10 years ago
4.7

55 km
Molucca Sea, 115 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 29, 2012 17:27
10 years ago
4.1

10 km
Molucca Sea, 117 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 26, 2012 18:19
10 years ago
2.9

10 km
Molucca Sea, 120 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 25, 2012 08:08
10 years ago
4.7

117 km
Molucca Sea, 71 km W of Tobelo, IndonesiaMore
Sep 25, 2012 08:08
10 years ago
4.7

112 km
Molucca Sea, 122 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 20, 2012 15:52
10 years ago
5.0

83 km
Molucca Sea, 166 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 19, 2012 16:02
10 years ago
4.0

11 km
Molucca Sea, 122 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Sep 19, 2012 00:32
10 years ago
4.7

117 km
Molucca Sea, 79 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 17, 2012 16:44
10 years ago
3.5

10 km
Molucca Sea, 228 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Sep 13, 2012 16:12
10 years ago
3.9

126 km
Molucca Sea, 84 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 9, 2012 08:22
10 years ago
4.0

39 km
Molucca Sea, 285 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Sep 8, 2012 18:04
10 years ago
4.1

129 km
Molucca Sea, 222 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 8, 2012 16:27
10 years ago
5.1

35 km
Molucca Sea, 233 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Sep 8, 2012 16:27
10 years ago
5.1

35 km
Molucca Sea, 228 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Sep 8, 2012 12:47
10 years ago
4.4

31 km
Molucca Sea, 84 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 7, 2012 02:04
10 years ago
4.4

27 km
Molucca Sea, 176 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 6, 2012 15:02
10 years ago
4.0

26 km
Molucca Sea, 213 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Sep 6, 2012 12:20
10 years ago
3.2

10 km
Molucca Sea, 119 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Aug 31, 2012 23:36
10 years ago
4.3

25 km
Molucca Sea, 87 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Aug 31, 2012 12:29
10 years ago
4.1

29 km
Molucca Sea, 171 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Aug 30, 2012 03:22
10 years ago
3.6

28 km
Molucca Sea, 165 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Aug 29, 2012 19:08
10 years ago
3.7

32 km
Molucca Sea, 80 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Aug 28, 2012 11:36
10 years ago
4.3

116 km
Molucca Sea, 150 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Aug 28, 2012 11:36
10 years ago
4.6

90 km
Molucca Sea, 165 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Aug 27, 2012 16:21
10 years ago
3.2

10 km
Molucca Sea, 121 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Aug 27, 2012 03:47
10 years ago
5.0

82 km
Molucca Sea, 171 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Aug 26, 2012 18:14
10 years ago
4.4

25 km
Molucca Sea, 174 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Aug 26, 2012 17:35
10 years ago
3.5

20 km
Molucca Sea, 177 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Aug 26, 2012 16:40
10 years ago
3.1

46 km
Molucca Sea, 171 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Aug 26, 2012 16:37
10 years ago
4.3

81 km
Molucca Sea, 169 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
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