Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Northern Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Sunday, 6 September 2020 - information

Updated: Sep 26, 2021 18:24 GMT

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 2 km east of Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Sunday, September 6, 2020 at 00:21 (GMT)

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 2 km east of Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Sunday, September 6, 2020 at 00:21 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 60 km depth

2 Sep 13:10 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 30 seconds.
Sep 6 00:28: Magnitude recalculated from 2.0 to 6.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 7.0 to 73.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 73.0 to 83.0 km.
Sep 6 00:30: Source data changed from EMSC to BMKG
Sep 6 00:35: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 5.8.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 59.0 km.
Sep 6 00:45: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 6.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 59.0 to 61.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 61.0 to 60.0 km.
Date & time: Sep 6, 2020 00:21:13 UTC -
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 60.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.75°N / 126.63°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 1.75°S / 53.37°W
Nearest volcano: unnamed (101 km / 63 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
136 km (84 mi) NW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) NW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) W of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (102 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (116 mi) E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (123 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (124 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
209 km (130 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
419 km (260 mi) ENE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
522 km (325 mi) NE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.060 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)BMKG
5.932 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)GFZ
5.952 kmNorthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)GeoAu
5.810 km印尼马鲁古海北部 (Indonesia)CEIC
5.927 km132 Km NW of Ternate, IndonesiaUSGS

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1519.9 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
199.7 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tboli south cotabato / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was sleeping then i suddenly shock because i felt slight swing then i set down then i see objects hanging and swing slightly its about an seconds only.  
Manado city / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Apartment swaying, creaking sounds. Shower tubing swayed like pendulum for a few seconds | One user found this interesting.  
Kota Bitung, Madidir / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I was on bed, felt very weak shaking S-N direction.  
Java / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short : not less than 6 Mag..  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (65 quakes)

  • 02 Mar 2021 03:06 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 23 Feb 2021 06:38 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 23 Feb 2021 03:28 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (20 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 23 Feb 2021 03:24 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (23 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 20 Feb 2021 16:46 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    92 km (57.2 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 19 Feb 2021 12:50 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    28 km (17.4 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (36 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 13 Feb 2021 02:07 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 13 Feb 2021 01:12 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 12 Feb 2021 04:38 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 11 Feb 2021 20:45 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    69 km (42.9 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 09 Feb 2021 13:32 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    94 km (58.4 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 08 Feb 2021 19:31 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 07 Feb 2021 19:00 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 27 Jan 2021 11:43 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    24 km (14.9 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 25 Jan 2021 20:59 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    105 km (65.2 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 22 Jan 2021 11:52 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
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