Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Halmahera, Indonesia on Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Halmahera Sea, 39 km northeast of Pulau Sayafi Island, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 17 February 2016 at 17:26 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Halmahera Sea, 39 km northeast of Pulau Sayafi Island, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 17 February 2016 at 17:26 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

17 Feb 17:30 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Feb 17 17:31: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 6.0.
Feb 17 17:35: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 5.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 24.0 km.
Feb 17 17:42: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 6.0.
Feb 17 17:43: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 5.9.
Feb 17 17:48: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 6.0.
Feb 17 18:06: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 6.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 24.0 to 10.0 km.
Date & time: 17 Feb 2016 17:26:03 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.8°N / 129.06°E (Halmahera Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Dukono (164 km / 102 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
156 km (97 mi) SE of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) E of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (116 mi) E of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
308 km (191 mi) NW of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
336 km (209 mi) SW of Tobi Village (Hatobohei, Palau) (pop: 44) --> See nearby quakes!
437 km (271 mi) E of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
336 km (209 mi) SW of Tobi Island (pop: 44) --> 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!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
6.110 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaGFZ
6.110 kmHALMAHERA, INDONESIAEMSC
6.218 kmHalmahera, Indonesia [Sea]INGV
6.010 km- 153km SE of Tobelo, IndonesiaUSGS
6.1kmHalmahera, IndonesiaGeoAu

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(Indonesia, 198 km W of epicenter) : Felt my bed ahaking. ..and i aleep alone!!!! (reported through EMSC)  
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