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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Northern Molucca Sea on Sunday, 21 December 2014

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Northern Molucca Sea on Sunday, 21 December 2014

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - Northern Molucca Sea on Sunday, 21 December 2014
21 Dec 11:38 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Dec 21 13:10: Magnitude recalculated from 6.1 to 6.3.
Date & time: Sunday, 21 December 2014 11:34 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 29.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.24°N / 126.59°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tobaru (128 km / 80 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
168 km (104 mi) NW of Tobelo (pop: 10,000)
178 km (111 mi) NE of Bitung (pop: 137,400)
184 km (114 mi) NW of Ternate (pop: 101,700)
198 km (123 mi) NE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (pop: 8,000)
199 km (124 mi) NW of Sofifi (pop: 36,200)
2386 km (1483 mi) NE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 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
Sun, 21 Dec 11:34 UTCM 6.3 / 29 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGFZ
Sun, 21 Dec 11:34 UTCM 6.3 / 40 kmMOLUCCA SEAEMSC
Sunday, December 21, 2014 19:34:14 (21 Dec 11:34:14 UTC)M 6.6 / 54.7 km157km WNW of Tobelo, IndonesiaUSGS
Sun, 21 Dec 11:34 UTCM 6.6 / 63 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGeoAu

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)

User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Manado, North Sulawesi - shook the house, neighbou (205.4 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
tomohon / Very weak shaking (MMI II)

Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake: Northern Molucca Sea, 21 Dec 2014 11:34

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (29 quakes):
  • 20 May 2015 17:20 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    56 km (34.8 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 13 May 2015 00:02 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    54 km (33.6 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 11 May 2015 04:01 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    54 km (33.6 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 04 May 2015 06:55 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    62 km (38.5 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 15 Apr 2015 04:17 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    90.2 km (56 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Apr 2015 15:05 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    52 km (32.3 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (35 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 11 Apr 2015 05:21 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    64 km (39.8 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 11 Apr 2015 05:00 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    60 km (37.3 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 03 Apr 2015 22:29 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    55 km (34.2 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 28 Mar 2015 18:18 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    60 km (37.3 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 26 Mar 2015 19:13 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    50 km (31.1 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 24 Mar 2015 14:50 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    23 km (14.3 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 22 Mar 2015 01:23 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    42 km (26.1 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 19 Mar 2015 10:06 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    39 km (24.2 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 17 Mar 2015 22:12 UTC
    | M 6.2 |
    38 km (23.6 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Northern Molucca Sea on Tuesday, 17 March 2015
  • 14 Mar 2015 17:21 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    50 km (31.1 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Northern Molucca Sea on Sunday, 21 December 2014
 

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