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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Northern Molucca Sea on Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 199 km east of Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 07:40 GMT

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 199 km east of Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 07:40 GMT Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 199 km east of Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 07:40 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 52 km depth

16 Sep 07:45 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 49.0 to 52.0 km.
Date & time: Sep 16, 2015 07:40:59 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 52.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.94°N / 126.58°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 1.94°S / 53.42°W
Nearest volcano: Ruang (125 km / 78 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
156 km (97 mi) NW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
161 km (100 mi) W of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) NW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) ENE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (124 mi) ENE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
209 km (130 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
405 km (251 mi) SSE of Sarangani (Davao del Sur, Philippines) (pop: 7,510) --> See nearby quakes!
421 km (262 mi) ENE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.152 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGFZ
6.242 km6.2 MOLUCCA SEAEMSC
6.58 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGeoAu

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my school / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : itscared me  
Kota Garut (Indonesia, 2307 km SW of epicenter) : BMKG says some of peoples in Manado felt this earthquake, even just a little bit (reported through EMSC)  
(Indonesia, 200 km W of epicenter) : Did feel this quake in Manado, northern Sulawesi, Indonesia. Seemed horizontal movement in only one direction. (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (13 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Feb 29, 2016 10:40
6 years ago
4.8

55 km
Molucca Sea, 218 km E of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Feb 29, 2016 07:10
6 years ago
4.5

40 km
Molucca Sea, 162 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Feb 4, 2016 16:13
6 years ago
4.8

15 km
Molucca Sea, 133 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Feb 1, 2016 16:10
6 years ago
4.4

43 km
Molucca Sea, 120 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 21, 2016 08:16
6 years ago
4.7

112 km
Molucca Sea, 108 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Dec 14, 2015 10:57
6 years ago
4.6

51 km
Molucca Sea, 121 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Dec 5, 2015 15:29
6 years ago
4.6

47 km
Molucca Sea, 169 km E of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Nov 25, 2015 18:57
6 years ago
5.6

51 km
Molucca Sea, 126 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Nov 17, 2015 12:51
7 years ago
4.6

29 km
Molucca Sea, 142 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Nov 7, 2015 22:53
7 years ago
5.0

62 km
Molucca Sea, 128 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Oct 23, 2015 20:05
7 years ago
4.4

65 km
Molucca Sea, 157 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Oct 18, 2015 15:25
7 years ago
4.5

63 km
Molucca Sea, 170 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 22, 2015 15:51
7 years ago
4.6

54 km
Molucca Sea, 170 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore

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