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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
6 Jan 17:36 UTC: First to report: USGS after 10 minutes.
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 / 78 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
151 km (94 mi) NW of Tobelo (pop: 10,000)
174 km (108 mi) NW of Ternate (pop: 101,700)
188 km (117 mi) NW of Sofifi (pop: 36,200)
192 km (119 mi) NE of Bitung (pop: 137,400)
2400 km (1491 mi) NE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 6 Jan 17:27 UTCM 6.5 / 38 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGFZ
2019-01-07 01:27:20 +08:00 (6 Jan 17:27:20 UTC)M 6.6 / 60 km- 151km WNW of Tobelo, IndonesiaUSGS

User reports for this quake (20)

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

Aftershocks of the 6.6 quake: 151km WNW of Tobelo, Indonesia, 6 Jan 2019 17:27

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (267 quakes):
  • 05 Jul 2019 09:44 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    69 km (43 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 05 Jul 2019 09:35 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (42 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 04 Jul 2019 07:01 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (23 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 03 Jul 2019 14:02 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    108 km (67.1 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (36 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 03 Jul 2019 10:46 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 01 Jul 2019 16:44 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    121 km (75.2 mi) depth
    |
    87 km (54 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 01 Jul 2019 15:53 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 01 Jul 2019 15:19 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    116 km (72 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 01 Jul 2019 04:38 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    101 km (62.8 mi) depth
    |
    80 km (50 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 30 Jun 2019 17:33 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    59 km (36.7 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (28 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 30 Jun 2019 17:05 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    99 km (61.5 mi) depth
    |
    69 km (43 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 30 Jun 2019 10:13 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 28 Jun 2019 19:04 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    45 km (28 mi) depth
    |
    88 km (55 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 28 Jun 2019 19:04 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    63 km (39.1 mi) depth
    |
    94 km (58 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 28 Jun 2019 00:28 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    63 km (39.1 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 27 Jun 2019 20:24 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    148 km (92 mi) depth
    |
    103 km (64 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • Show all

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

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