Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Minahassa Peninsula, Sulawesi on Sunday, 15 March 2015

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Teluk Tomini, 28 km west of Pulau Yapara Island, Indonesia, on Sunday, 15 March 2015 at 23:17 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Teluk Tomini, 28 km west of Pulau Yapara Island, Indonesia, on Sunday, 15 March 2015 at 23:17 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 29 km depth

15 Mar 23:22 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 5 minutes.
Mar 16 07:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 6.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 37.0 to 29.0 km.
Date & time: 15 Mar 2015 23:17:17 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 29.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.54°S / 122.42°E (Teluk Tomini, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Una Una (91 km / 57 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
61 km (38 mi) NW of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) SSW of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (130 mi) ENE of Poso (pop: 47,100) --> See nearby quakes!
286 km (178 mi) E of Palu (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
345 km (214 mi) SW of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
352 km (218 mi) SW of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
368 km (229 mi) NE of Palopo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
380 km (236 mi) SW of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
383 km (238 mi) N of Kendari (pop: 195,000) --> See nearby quakes!
496 km (308 mi) NE of Parepare (pop: 140,000) --> See nearby quakes!
296 km (184 mi) NE of Sulawesi Island (pop: 18,455,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 6.029 kmMinahassa Peninsula, SulawesiGFZ
M 6.243 kmMinahassa Peninsula, SulawesiGeoAu

User reports for this quake (4)

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Sangele-Tentena, Pamona Puselemba District, Poso R (240 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : The weak shaking duration lasted about 60 seconds
Palu (Indonesia, 288 km W of epicenter) : earthquake felt around the house saya.listrik had extinguished (reported through EMSC)
Luwuk (Indonesia, 64 km SE of epicenter) : It's longest quake i ever felt (reported through EMSC)
Gorontalo City (Indonesia, 144 km NE of epicenter) : The earthquake lasted about 1 minute, longer than earthquakes I've experienced in the past. It definitely felt like the ground was swaying underneath me. The chairs and curtains in my house both swayed and moved. (reported through EMSC)
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 03 Apr 2015 11:52 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 18 Mar 2015 01:22 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 17 Mar 2015 10:56 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 17 Mar 2015 10:31 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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