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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Talaud Islands, Indonesia [Sea] on Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Talaud Islands, Indonesia [Sea] on Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Talaud Islands, Indonesia [Sea] on Tuesday, 5 April 2016
5 Apr 09:00 UTC: First to report: INGV after 31 minutes.
Date & time: Tuesday, 5 April 2016 08:29 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 10.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.1414°N / 126.077°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Awu (83 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
156 km (97 mi) SE of Sarangani (pop: 7,500)
176 km (109 mi) SE of Bukid (pop: 2,200)
178 km (111 mi) SE of Balangonan (pop: 2,300)
179 km (111 mi) SE of Butulan (pop: 2,400)
195 km (121 mi) SE of Pangyan (pop: 5,300)
2427 km (1508 mi) NE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: INGV
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 5 Apr 08:29 UTCM 6.1 / 10.2 kmTalaud Islands, Indonesia [Sea]INGV

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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake: Talaud Islands, Indonesia [Sea], 5 Apr 2016 08:29

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (10 quakes):
  • 25 Aug 2016 14:16 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    147 km (91.3 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 07 Aug 2016 14:56 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (30 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 18 Jul 2016 15:47 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    114 km (70.8 mi) depth
    |
    65 km (41 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 14 Jul 2016 21:35 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    59 km (36.7 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 02 Jul 2016 23:38 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (26 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 11 Jun 2016 00:27 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    80 km (49.7 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (26 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 17 May 2016 21:06 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 12 May 2016 10:03 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 16 Apr 2016 23:37 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (35 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 05 Apr 2016 08:29 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Talaud Islands, Indonesia [Sea] on Tuesday, 5 April 2016

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