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Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - 151km WNW of Tobelo, Indonesia on Sunday, 6 January 2019 - information

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - 151km WNW of Tobelo, Indonesia on Sunday, 6 January 2019

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake  - 151km WNW of Tobelo, Indonesia on Sunday, 6 January 2019
Jan 6 17:46: Magnitude recalculated from 7.0 to 6.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 60.6 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 60.6 to 60.0 km.
Date & time: Sunday, 6 January 2019 17:27 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2019-01-07 01:27:20 +08:00
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 60.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.2155°N / 126.7401°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tobaru (125 km)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5*10^14 J (139 GWh / 1.2*10^5 tons of TNT / 7.5 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 6 Jan 2019
Sun, 6 Jan 17:27 UTCM 6.5 / 38 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGFZ

"I felt it" reports:
(174.1 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / not felt: Felt nothing from ternate (via app)
zamboanga city / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
(112.2 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IX (Violent shaking): felt very shaking and saw the sea water level going low should will have tsunami later on.
Bekasi (2379.1 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / not felt (via app)
(2385.4 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / not felt (via app)
Tomohon / MMI III (Weak shaking): Girlfriend woke up from the shaking, over within 15 seconds
Parker, AZ, USA (12469.3 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): Guard duty, sitting in my car.
ternate / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): strong shaking, very scared
(227.6 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
(151.5 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
(236.1 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
Manado / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Bitung (201.4 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
(1166.5 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking) (via app)
(228.5 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking) (via app)
(215.7 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking) (via app)
(228.5 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking) (via app)
Manado, Kairagi (220.2 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): It feels like shaking horizontally. Strong enough, i got dizzy for a while. (via app)
Bitung (201.4 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Shaking my bed (via app)
(174.6 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking) (via app)

 

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