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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 - 140km WNW of Tobelo, Indonesia, on Mon, 27 Aug 2012 00:05

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake  - 140km WNW of Tobelo, Indonesia, on Mon, 27 Aug 2012 00:05
Date & time: 2012-08-26 03:05:37 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Mon, 27 Aug 2012 00:05
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 91.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.1969°N / 126.835°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tobaru (112 km / 70 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
141 km (87 mi) NW of Tobelo (pop: 10,000)
168 km (104 mi) NW of Ternate (pop: 101,700)
181 km (113 mi) NW of Sofifi (pop: 36,200)
2409 km (1497 mi) NE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) [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.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2012-08-26 15:05:37 UTCM 6.5 / 81 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGFZ
2012-08-26 15:05:37 UTC
Mon, 27 Aug 2012 00:05
M 6.6 / 91.9 km140km WNW of Tobelo, IndonesiaUSGS
2012-08-26 15:05:38 UTCM 6.2 / 100 kmMOLUCCA SEAEMSC
2012-08-26 15:05:39 UTCM 6.6 / 101 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGeoAu
2012-08-26 15:05:38 UTCM 6.4 / 94 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGeoAu
2012-08-26 15:05:38 UTC
Sun, 26 Aug 2012 22:05 WIB
M 6.6 / 94 kmNorthern Molucca SeaBMKG
2012-08-26 15:05:00 UTC
26 Aug 2012 - 11:05 PM (PST)
M 6.6 / 92 km390 Km S 23° E of Sarangani (Davao Del Sur)PHILVOLCS
Note: for quakes of 2012 and earlier, our database often contains only records from USGS.
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Aftershocks of the 6.6 quake 140km WNW of Tobelo, Indonesia, Mon, 27 Aug 2012 00:05

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (50 quakes):
  • 17 Jan 2013 23:09 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    34.8 km (21.6 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Dec 2012 11:33 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    58.6 km (36.4 mi) depth
    |
    71 km (44 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Dec 2012 05:30 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    113 km (70.2 mi) depth
    |
    75 km (47 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 27 Dec 2012 22:17 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 22 Dec 2012 22:32 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    37.5 km (23.3 mi) depth
    |
    73 km (46 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Dec 2012 14:05 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    82 km (51 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 16 Dec 2012 12:09 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 15 Dec 2012 22:03 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    18 km (11.2 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 14 Dec 2012 17:20 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    195 km (121.2 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (38 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 13 Dec 2012 09:32 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    107 km (66.5 mi) depth
    |
    69 km (43 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 09 Dec 2012 16:56 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    24 km (14.9 mi) depth
    |
    81 km (50 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 26 Nov 2012 12:08 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 18 Nov 2012 10:22 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    51 km (31.7 mi) depth
    |
    78 km (49 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 16 Nov 2012 04:30 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 07 Nov 2012 07:41 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 30 Oct 2012 22:49 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    88.5 km (55 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - 140km WNW of Tobelo, Indonesia, on Mon, 27 Aug 2012 00:05
 

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