Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - Northern Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Thursday, 14 November 2019 - information

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 131 km east of Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 16:17 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 131 km east of Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 16:17 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 27 km depth

14 Nov 16:24 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Nov 14 16:25: Magnitude recalculated from 7.3 to 7.2.
Nov 14 16:27: Magnitude recalculated from 7.2 to 7.1.
Nov 14 20:48: Magnitude recalculated from 7.1 to 7.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 27.0 km.
Date & time: Nov 14, 2019 16:17:40 UTC
Magnitude: 7
Depth: 27.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.6°N / 126.36°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 1.6°S / 53.64°W
Nearest volcano: Todoko-Ranu (127 km / 79 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
131 km (81 mi) E of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) NW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) NW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (109 mi) E of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (114 mi) W of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
385 km (239 mi) ENE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
488 km (303 mi) NE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
7.027 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)GFZ
7.166 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)BMKG
7.152 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)EMSC
7.170 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)GeoAu
7.133 km138km E of Bitung, IndonesiaUSGS
7.059 kmIndonesia [Sea]INGV
7.250 km印尼马鲁古海北部 (Indonesia)CEIC
7.210 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)IMD

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Siladen (178.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ubud Bali (1676.4 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
mercure, tateli, manado / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Banyuwangi / not felt
Bitung (132.3 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : I'm so panic and scar  
Manado / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I Felt it so strong. Last for more than one minutes..  
Ayodya resort hotel - Nusa Dua, Bali (1691.9 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Noticed glass shaking on table, noticeable shaking sat on chair  
Gili Trawangan / Weak shaking (MMI III) : The bed shook whilst I was sat on it but no other obvious sign.  
Not felt in Wellington New Zealand / not felt
Bali / not felt : Did not feel anything  
Lovina, Bali (1660.7 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
near Ambon City, Maluku (617.7 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Jakarta (2323.5 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali (1659.4 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Bangka / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Grajagan Pantai , Banyuwangi . Jawa Timur . / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Slight shaking felt here in Grajagan Pantai ,Banyuwangi .  
Manado / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
General Santos city / not felt : Im in the middle of my sleep maybe.  
Solitude Lembeh Resort (126.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Manado, North Sulawesi (169.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Split Croatia / not felt
Manado (171 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Just woke us up... this one lasted a bit longer than usual... sofar, no tsunami alert... (reported through our app)  
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei (1330.4 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Kidapawan / not felt : I was sleeping soundly so I might not felt it.  
Ternate, North Maluku (149 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Bunaken / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Jalan Flamingo, Perkamil, Manado, Sulawesi Utara (166.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ternate, North Maluku (146.4 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Yogyakarta / not felt
Bitung, North Sulawesi (139 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Davao City / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Manado / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Russia. Sankt-Peterburg.not felt. / not felt : Без тряски и какой либо вибрации, дома всё впорядке, тихо и спокойно, не почувствовал и не ощущал, был дома, ужинал, у Отца сегодня День   
Alabama / Light shaking (MMI IV) : yes  
Polomolok south cotabato / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Koronadal (573.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Bandar Lampung (2472 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Manado, North Sulawesi (171.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) (reported through our app)
Kuala Lumpur / not felt
Koronadal City (525.4 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : On duty in the hospital and felt quite dizzy. My colleague felt it too.  
Mahayag, Davao del Sur, Davao (623.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Makassar, South Sulawesi (1069.1 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Bunaken National Park (Bastianos Dive Resort) / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Orlando Florida / not felt
near Manado, North Sulawesi (175.9 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Ternate, North Maluku (145.9 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Davao City (613.3 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Hanging objects swung  
Manado, North Sulawesi (173 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Kota Bitung, Madidir / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Strong and long shaking and rattling  
Polomolok, South Cotabato, Soccsksargen (533.5 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Malamdo / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Felt it modern ( manado)  
El Paso, TEXAS, USA / not felt
Ranau, Sabah (1185.8 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Tobelo, North Maluku (183.1 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Munduk / not felt
General Santos city, Philippines (518.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Very weak shaking (reported through our app)  
General Santos City / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Glan, Province of Sarangani, Soccsksargen (486.8 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
near Tomohon, North Sulawesi (180.6 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Magelang / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : so awesome on that ^7 mag after for a too long long time, fortunately in mid of the sea, hopefully everyone's will fine surround there, our pray for you..  
Manado / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
near Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe), North Sulawesi (139.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) (reported through our app)
Koronadal city, Philippines / Weak shaking (MMI III) : We felt it here in Socsargen area, Mindanao.  
Ternate City, North Molluca (145.2 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Davao Philippines / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I felt the vibration. Just wasn’t sure. I waited for the earthquake app to update any earthquake report in Davao. But it showed it’s in Indonesia. Still scary.  
Likupang,NE Sulawesi (143.9 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Got a good shake in that one for sure  
Manado / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : On top floor of a 8-storey apartment building in Manado. Building swayed strongly for a full minute. Painting fell from wall. People rushed out but we did not run downstairs. Still swaying slightly even now.  
Glan (486.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Bitung, North Sulawesi (126 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Manado (166.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Muren bewogen. Lampen slingerden. Duur 20 seconden. Bij mij geen schade  
Ternate, North Maluku (145.8 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
General santos city / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Light sleeper awakened  
Jakarta (2323.5 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
banga south cotabto philippines / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Bali / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Kotamobagu,sulawesi utara (248.4 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Guncangannya lama,getaranya seperti dalam buaian (reported through our app)  
Manado / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Tobelo, North Maluku (185.1 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) (reported through our app)
Bangka (135.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Davao / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tomohon City, North Sulawesi / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Manado / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Tongkaina (168.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : We were sleeping but awakened because of the shaking.  
Ternate, North Maluku (145.4 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe), North Sulawesi (151.3 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I felt it like I was swaying on my bed. (reported through our app)  
Teling atas, manado / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Gorontalo (381.5 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Cukup terasa digorontalo (reported through our app)  
Manado, North Sulawesi (168.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Manado (172.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Strong shaking for a minut. The house keep shaking. (reported through our app)  
Semarang (2011.1 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Dari Semarang selalu mendoakan yg terbaik buat saudar2 di Sulawesi Utara dan Halmahera.. (reported through our app)  
Manado (168.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Manado City (172.5 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Shock, because the shaking strong (reported through our app)  
Tidore island (158.8 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I was kating in my beda.. The shaking is strong and long... About 1-2 minutes (reported through our app)  
Manado, North Sulawesi (170.3 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Manado City / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Kota tomohon (1072.1 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali (1691.8 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Ternate, North Maluku (143.9 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Tomohon (171.5 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Tomori, North Maluku (278.3 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
(Indonesia, 1605 km SW of epicenter) : Little shift felt while sitting on a chair (reported through EMSC)  
(Indonesia, 620 km S of epicenter) : Takut (reported through EMSC)  
Davao City (Philippines, 612 km NW of epicenter) : Felt it slightly (reported through EMSC)  
(Indonesia, 177 km E of epicenter) : Long shake, the bed was gently moving like a boat on the sea (reported through EMSC)  
(Indonesia, 176 km W of epicenter) : strong enough (reported through EMSC)  
Amurang (Indonesia, 209 km W of epicenter) : long quake (reported through EMSC)  
Davao City (Philippines, 609 km NW of epicenter) : Felt it slightly (reported through EMSC)  
Koronadal (Philippines, 568 km NW of epicenter) : I am in koronadal city philippines and i felt it (reported through EMSC)  
(Indonesia, 183 km W of epicenter) : Сильные толчки. (reported through EMSC)  
(Indonesia, 179 km W of epicenter) : Felt a bit strong (reported through EMSC)  
Sario (Indonesia, 177 km W of epicenter) : felt the quake (reported through EMSC)  
(Indonesia, 176 km W of epicenter) : It was a strong shaking that I could hear before I felt it. I thou (reported through EMSC)  
(Indonesia, 176 km W of epicenter) : Shaking back and forth (reported through EMSC)  
Lihunu (Indonesia, 143 km W of epicenter) : Rather strong shaking and rattling (reported through EMSC)  
(Indonesia, 142 km W of epicenter) : Pretty strong and long shaking (reported through EMSC)  
Aertembaga (Indonesia, 138 km W of epicenter) : It was quite hard. I was trying to open my door, and I can't even insert my key to open my door. (reported through EMSC)  
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    165 km (103 mi) distance
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    66 km (41 mi) distance
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    | M 3.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
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    45 km (28 mi) distance
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    | M 3.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
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    21 km (13 mi) distance
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    | M 3.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
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    65 km (41 mi) distance
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  • 07 Nov 2021 02:40 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
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    178 km (110 mi) distance
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