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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Northern Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Sunday, 24 March 2019 - information

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Northern Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Sunday, 24 March 2019

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Northern Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Sunday, 24 March 2019
24 Mar 04:43 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Mar 24 04:45: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 6.1.
Date & time: Sunday, 24 March 2019 04:37 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.79°N / 126.4°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ruang (121 km / 75 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
140 km (87 mi) NE of Bitung (pop: 137,400)
156 km (97 mi) NW of Ternate (pop: 101,700)
162 km (101 mi) NE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (pop: 8,000)
174 km (108 mi) NE of Tondano (pop: 33,300)
176 km (109 mi) NE of Manado (pop: 451,900)
2347 km (1458 mi) NE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
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
Sun, 24 Mar 04:37 UTCM 6.1 / 10 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)GFZ
Sun, 24 Mar 04:37 UTCM 6.1 / 46 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)BMKG
Sun, 24 Mar 04:37 UTCM 6.1 / 60 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)EMSC
Sun, 24 Mar 04:37 UTCM 6.0 / 65.2 kmIndonesia [Sea]INGV
Sun, 24 Mar 04:37 UTCM 6.2 / 77.2 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)GeoAu
Sun, 24 Mar 04:37 UTCM 6.1 / 37.4 km141km ENE of Bitung, IndonesiaUSGS
Sun, 24 Mar 04:37 UTCM 6.1 / 30 km印尼马鲁古海 (Indonesia)CEIC
Sun, 24 Mar 04:37 UTCM 6.1 / 10 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)IMD

User reports for this quake

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bob the builders house / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : it killed bobby
Balbrigan / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : scary
1460.4 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
133 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
177.5 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Manado / Light shaking (MMI IV) : At Batu Kota, Manado, just felt some light shaking for about 5 to 8 seconds. Not so unusual for this region.
178.6 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Madidir, kota Bitung, Sulut / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Pretty long lasting shakes, library was creaking, but nothing fell off.
Mapanget, Near SamRat Airport Manado / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was Preparing food in kitchen and the windows began to rattle then before I could think about why the windows were rattling the whole house shook in one solid wave. To me it was like a shifting back and forth once. I called the 3 kids outside. When asked only one had felt the wave. So 2 or of 4 inside felt the quake and my husband who was working out side didn’t notice anything.
149.7 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
1618.6 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Lagi tiduran di lantai,, terasa bergetar,, (reported through our app)
Hawaii / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : A really quick shake
Ranotana / Weak shaking (MMI III)
malalayang, manado, north celebes (182 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
malalayang, manado, north celebes (182 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
146.7 km W of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Sitting at picnic table. Table visibly oscillating and felt tremor for 10-20 seconds. Water in 1.5l drink bottle visible disturbed by 6-7mm. (reported through our app)
172.9 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Depok (178.2 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
176.5 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
malalayang, manado, north celebes (182 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
152.9 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
178 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) (reported through our app)
Sario (Indonesia, 178 km W of epicenter) : I thought that somebody was rocking the chair until someone screamed 'EARTH QUAKE!' (reported through EMSC)
(Indonesia, 155 km SE of epicenter) : Saya melihat ada benda yg bergerak ketika gempa untuk memastikan klo ada gempa (reported through EMSC)
(Indonesia, 157 km W of epicenter) : Sitting at picnic table could see table l move and feel tremors over and 10-20seconds. (reported through EMSC)
Mapanget (Indonesia, 165 km W of epicenter) : Terasa di Manado (reported through EMSC)
Mapanget (Indonesia, 165 km W of epicenter) : Strong 2 min in Manado (reported through EMSC)
(Indonesia, 138 km W of epicenter) : Shake has been pretty long lasting, but nothing fell (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake: Northern Molucca Sea (Indonesia), 24 Mar 2019 04h37

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (77 quakes):
  • 15 Sep 2019 00:27 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    41 km (25.5 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 14 Sep 2019 11:19 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 13 Sep 2019 14:18 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 12 Sep 2019 23:38 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (42 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 06 Sep 2019 21:12 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 03 Sep 2019 14:23 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 02 Sep 2019 03:42 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 20 Aug 2019 06:55 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    31 km (19.3 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (35 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 19 Aug 2019 20:05 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 19 Aug 2019 16:53 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 13 Aug 2019 00:36 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 13 Aug 2019 00:12 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 11 Aug 2019 16:38 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 08 Aug 2019 20:26 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 06 Aug 2019 19:38 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    24 km (14.9 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 06 Aug 2019 03:51 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • Show all

Map of aftershocks

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Northern Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Sunday, 24 March 2019
 

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