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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Northern Molucca Sea on Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 145 km east of Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 22:12 GMT

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 145 km east of Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 22:12 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 38 km depth

17 Mar 22:16 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 71.0 to 38.0 km.
Date & time: Mar 17, 2015 22:12:29 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 38.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.75°N / 126.46°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 1.75°S / 53.54°W
Nearest volcano: Todoko-Ranu (118 km / 73 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
145 km (90 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) NW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) NW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (104 mi) E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) W of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
179 km (111 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
401 km (249 mi) ENE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.238 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGFZ
6.250 km MOLUCCA SEAEMSC
6.246 km137km NW of Kota Ternate, IndonesiaUSGS
6.663 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGeoAu

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cow / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : pigs  
cow / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : pigs  
Manado (Indonesia, 181 km W of epicenter) : I felt the earthquake in the morning. (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (25 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Sep 3, 2015 13:24
7 years ago
5.4

65 km
Molucca Sea, 162 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Aug 19, 2015 22:03
7 years ago
4.6

46 km
Molucca Sea, 226 km E of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Aug 11, 2015 16:46
7 years ago
4.8

61 km
Molucca Sea, 168 km E of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Aug 10, 2015 01:29
7 years ago
4.6

60 km
Molucca Sea, 180 km E of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jun 25, 2015 21:36
7 years ago
4.8

49 km
Molucca Sea, 165 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jun 24, 2015 21:53
7 years ago
4.6

49 km
Molucca Sea, 131 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
May 28, 2015 04:29
7 years ago
4.2

56 km
Molucca Sea, 121 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
May 26, 2015 07:39
7 years ago
4.7

42 km
Molucca Sea, 165 km E of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
May 20, 2015 17:20
7 years ago
5.3

56 km
Molucca Sea, 145 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
May 20, 2015 06:04
7 years ago
4.6

44 km
Molucca Sea, 157 km E of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
May 13, 2015 00:02
7 years ago
4.9

54 km
Molucca Sea, 185 km E of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
May 11, 2015 04:01
7 years ago
4.8

54 km
Molucca Sea, 192 km E of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
May 4, 2015 06:55
7 years ago - felt
4.9

62 km
Molucca Sea, 180 km E of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Apr 22, 2015 00:22
7 years ago
4.5

46 km
Molucca Sea, 127 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Apr 13, 2015 15:05
7 years ago
4.7

52 km
Molucca Sea, 174 km E of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Apr 11, 2015 05:21
7 years ago
4.8

64 km
Molucca Sea, 218 km E of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Apr 11, 2015 05:00
7 years ago
5.5

60 km
Molucca Sea, 221 km E of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Apr 8, 2015 22:42
7 years ago
4.6

57 km
Molucca Sea, 155 km E of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Mar 29, 2015 07:50
7 years ago
5.6

43 km
Molucca Sea, 139 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Mar 28, 2015 18:18
7 years ago
4.4

60 km
Molucca Sea, 161 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Mar 27, 2015 13:56
7 years ago
5.3

54 km
Molucca Sea, 124 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Mar 26, 2015 19:13
7 years ago
4.6

50 km
Molucca Sea, 187 km E of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Mar 24, 2015 14:50
7 years ago
5.2

23 km
Molucca Sea, 212 km E of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Mar 22, 2015 01:23
7 years ago
4.7

42 km
Molucca Sea, 176 km E of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Mar 19, 2015 10:06
7 years ago
5.2

39 km
Molucca Sea, 146 km NE of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore

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