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Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - Northern Molucca Sea on Saturday, 15 November 2014

Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - Northern Molucca Sea on Saturday, 15 November 2014

Major mag. 7.0 earthquake  - Northern Molucca Sea on Saturday, 15 November 2014
15 Nov 02:35 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
Nov 15 03:10: Magnitude recalculated from 7.1 to 7.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 59.0 to 53.0 km.
Date & time: Saturday, 15 November 2014 02:31 UTC
Magnitude: 7.0
Depth: 53.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.98°N / 126.48°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ruang (123 km / 76 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
155 km (96 mi) NE of Bitung (pop: 137,400)
166 km (103 mi) NW of Ternate (pop: 101,700)
172 km (107 mi) W of Tobelo (pop: 10,000)
176 km (109 mi) NE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (pop: 8,000)
190 km (118 mi) NE of Manado (pop: 451,900)
2363 km (1469 mi) NE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 15 Nov 02:31 UTCM 7.0 / 53 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGFZ
Sat, 15 Nov 02:31 UTCM 7.1 / 51 km MOLUCCA SEAEMSC
Sat, 15 Nov 02:31 UTCM 7.1 / 35 km156km NW of Kota Ternate, IndonesiaUSGS
Sat, 15 Nov 02:31 UTCM 7.3 / 68 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGeoAu

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Sweden,Eskilstuna / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : I felt the 12.11.2014 between the hours of 11:00 to 23:00 with severe headache, vertigo with rocking sensitive. And I live in Sweden. My doctor does not believe me that I can feel them heavy blows days before between 12 to 72 hours and I get them only on the left side of the head.
Sweden, Eskilstuna / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : I felt the 11/12/2014 between the hours of 1100 to 2300 but severe headache, vertigo with rocking sensitive. And I live in Sweden. My doctor does not believe me that I can feel them heavy blows and I get them only on the left side of the head.
Sweden, Eskilstuna / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : I felt the 11/12/2014 between the hours of 1100 to 2300 but severe headache, vertigo with rocking sensitive. And I live in Sweden. My doctor does not believe me that I can feel them heavy blows and I get them only on the left side of the head.
Sweden, Eskilstuna / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : I felt the 11/12/2014 between the hours of 1100 to 2300 but severe headache, vertigo with rocking sensitive. And I live in Sweden. My doctor does not believe me that I can feel them heavy blows and I get them only on the left side of the head.
Minahasa Utara, North Sulawesi / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
takengon / not felt
takengon / not felt
singapore / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
Manado, North Sulawesi / Weak shaking (MMI III) : when the earthquake attack,, I was in classroom on 3rd floor, suddenly, I hear the sound of tables, door, shakes, hit each other, we run out, go down,, that's very scary,, we all panic,, we starts to worrying about the tsunami potential,,, after that, we back to the class, and the following earthquakes stil happen,, when I write this,, there are many following earthquakes,, but not to strong as the first. sorry my english not good
Manado International School / Weak shaking (MMI III)
lembeh strait / Bitung? / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
lembeh strait / Bitung? / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
manado / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Manado / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Chennai (India, 5244 km W of epicenter) : i felt before 10 hrs (reported through EMSC)
Manado (Indonesia, 193 km W of epicenter) : I was sitting down watching movie and the sofa (with me and my hubby) on it was shaking hardly. The door and windows were rattling loudly... It's around 30 to 60 minutes... Everyone in the neighborhood were running outside. The worse part is knowing that it's still continued with the other earthquakes until now... When it will stop? (reported through EMSC)
Gorontalo (Indonesia, 412 km W of epicenter) : Vibration was quite loud on the 2nd floor.. (reported through EMSC)
Manado (Indonesia, 190 km W of epicenter) : The quake felt strong 7 second. many people was panic. The quake VI MMI (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 7.0 quake: Northern Molucca Sea, 15 Nov 2014 02h31

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (257 quakes):
  • 11 Nov 2016 13:37 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    67 km (41.6 mi) depth
    |
    113 km (70 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 11 Nov 2016 08:28 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    52 km (32.3 mi) depth
    |
    115 km (71 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 06 Nov 2016 13:41 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    52 km (32.3 mi) depth
    |
    75 km (46 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 04 Nov 2016 17:23 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    106 km (66 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 27 Oct 2016 23:48 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    52 km (32.3 mi) depth
    |
    130 km (81 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 27 Oct 2016 08:17 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    80 km (49.7 mi) depth
    |
    104 km (64 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 25 Oct 2016 08:24 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    158.8 km (98.7 mi) depth
    |
    111 km (69 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Oct 2016 16:10 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    97.3 km (60.5 mi) depth
    |
    93 km (58 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Oct 2016 04:50 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    46 km (28.6 mi) depth
    |
    73 km (46 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Oct 2016 08:38 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    150 km (93.2 mi) depth
    |
    106 km (66 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 19 Oct 2016 04:54 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    56 km (34.8 mi) depth
    |
    108 km (67 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 09 Oct 2016 14:46 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    137 km (85.1 mi) depth
    |
    114 km (71 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 08 Oct 2016 18:16 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    129 km (80 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 07 Oct 2016 16:17 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    131 km (81.4 mi) depth
    |
    92 km (57 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 27 Sep 2016 17:59 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    74.2 km (46.1 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Sep 2016 14:19 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    56 km (34.8 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • Show all

Map of aftershocks

Significant earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - Northern Molucca Sea on Saturday, 15 November 2014
 

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