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Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Northern Molucca Sea on Friday, 21 November 2014

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Northern Molucca Sea on Friday, 21 November 2014

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake  - Northern Molucca Sea on Friday, 21 November 2014
21 Nov 10:14 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Nov 21 19:10: Magnitude recalculated from 6.6 to 6.5.
Date & time: Friday, 21 November 2014 10:10 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 28.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.4°N / 127.09°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tobaru (97 km / 60 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
127 km (79 mi) NW of Tobelo (pop: 10,000)
182 km (113 mi) N of Ternate (pop: 101,700)
192 km (119 mi) NW of Sofifi (pop: 36,200)
2444 km (1519 mi) NE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 21 Nov 10:10 UTCM 6.5 / 28 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGFZ
Friday, November 21, 2014 18:10:19 (21 Nov 10:10:19 UTC)M 6.5 / 38.1 km122km WNW of Tobelo, IndonesiaUSGS
Fri, 21 Nov 10:10 UTCM 6.6 / 48 kmMOLUCCA SEAEMSC
Fri, 21 Nov 10:10 UTCM 6.6 / 72 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGeoAu

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Manado, Indonesia / Light shaking (MMI IV) : On 10th floor of hotel. Bed rocking. Nerve wracking with no where to go.

Aftershocks of the 6.5 quake: Northern Molucca Sea, 21 Nov 2014 10:10

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (37 quakes):
  • 18 May 2015 03:21 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    41 km (25.5 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 15 Apr 2015 04:17 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    90.2 km (56 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Apr 2015 05:21 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    64 km (39.8 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 11 Apr 2015 05:00 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    60 km (37.3 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 07 Apr 2015 09:35 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    84 km (52.2 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 03 Apr 2015 22:29 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    55 km (34.2 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 28 Mar 2015 18:18 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    60 km (37.3 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 24 Mar 2015 14:50 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    23 km (14.3 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 14 Mar 2015 17:21 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    50 km (31.1 mi) depth
    |
    75 km (47 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 08 Mar 2015 13:11 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    50.9 km (31.6 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Mar 2015 22:19 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    46 km (28.6 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 26 Feb 2015 10:35 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    58 km (36 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 16 Feb 2015 13:22 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    48.9 km (30.4 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Feb 2015 13:19 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 02 Jan 2015 20:11 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    53 km (32.9 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 21 Dec 2014 14:18 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    52 km (32.3 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Northern Molucca Sea on Friday, 21 November 2014

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