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

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 136 km northwest of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Sunday, September 6, 2020 at 00:21 GMT

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 136 km northwest of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Sunday, September 6, 2020 at 00:21 GMT Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 136 km northwest of Ternate, North Maluku, 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.

Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 6, 2020 00:21:13 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6
Depth60.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude1.75°N / 126.63°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode1.75°S / 53.37°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt5 reports
Primary data sourceBMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Nearest volcanounnamed (101 km / 63 mi)
Nearby towns and cities136 km (84 mi) NW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
153 km (95 mi) NW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
153 km (95 mi) W of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
163 km (102 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
186 km (116 mi) E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
197 km (123 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
200 km (124 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
209 km (130 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
419 km (260 mi) ENE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
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

Seismograms

Seismic station: Davao, Philippines (DAV/IU network) | Distance from quake: 603 km / 375 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Davao, Philippines: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (6)

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Cabuyao, Laguna (1519.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Manado, North Sulawesi (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..  

Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (65 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Mar 2, 2021 03:06
1 year 30 weeks ago
3.2

10 km
Molucca Sea, 138 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Feb 23, 2021 06:38
1 year 31 weeks ago
3.7

10 km
Molucca Sea, 129 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Feb 23, 2021 03:28
1 year 31 weeks ago
4.1

10 km
130 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Feb 23, 2021 03:24
1 year 31 weeks ago
3.9

10 km
Molucca Sea, 125 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Feb 20, 2021 16:46
1 year 31 weeks ago
4.6

92 km
Molucca Sea, 88 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Feb 19, 2021 12:50
1 year 32 weeks ago
4.5

28 km
Molucca Sea, 89 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Feb 13, 2021 02:07
1 year 33 weeks ago
3.3

10 km
Molucca Sea, 164 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Feb 13, 2021 01:12
1 year 33 weeks ago
3.8

10 km
Molucca Sea, 166 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Feb 12, 2021 04:38
1 year 33 weeks ago
4.4

10 km
Molucca Sea, 131 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Feb 11, 2021 20:45
1 year 33 weeks ago
4.4

69 km
Molucca Sea, 123 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Feb 9, 2021 13:32
1 year 33 weeks ago
3.3

94 km
Molucca Sea, 91 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Feb 8, 2021 19:31
1 year 33 weeks ago
3.4

10 km
Molucca Sea, 137 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Feb 7, 2021 19:00
1 year 33 weeks ago
2.8

10 km
Molucca Sea, 174 km E of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jan 27, 2021 11:43
1 year 35 weeks ago
3.2

24 km
Molucca Sea, 135 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jan 25, 2021 20:59
1 year 35 weeks ago
3.4

105 km
Molucca Sea, 83 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 22, 2021 11:52
1 year 36 weeks ago
3.7

10 km
Molucca Sea, 143 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jan 21, 2021 23:30
1 year 36 weeks ago
3.5

10 km
Molucca Sea, 129 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jan 20, 2021 16:45
1 year 36 weeks ago
3.0

28 km
Molucca Sea, 82 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 16, 2021 17:22
1 year 36 weeks ago
3.4

10 km
Molucca Sea, 142 km NE of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jan 12, 2021 06:23
1 year 37 weeks ago
3.5

10 km
Molucca Sea, 126 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jan 4, 2021 20:39
1 year 38 weeks ago
3.2

10 km
Molucca Sea, 128 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Dec 29, 2020 23:47
1 year 39 weeks ago
3.2

20 km
Molucca Sea, 81 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Dec 20, 2020 11:40
1 year 40 weeks ago
5.2

40 km
Molucca Sea, 112 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Dec 19, 2020 06:46
1 year 40 weeks ago
3.9

10 km
Molucca Sea, 125 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Dec 13, 2020 11:16
1 year 41 weeks ago
3.1

21 km
Molucca Sea, 130 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Dec 12, 2020 13:05
1 year 41 weeks ago
3.5

26 km
Molucca Sea, 148 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Dec 11, 2020 08:38
1 year 42 weeks ago - felt
4.3

10 km
Molucca Sea, 139 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Dec 10, 2020 15:04
1 year 42 weeks ago - felt
5.1

16 km
Molucca Sea, 128 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Dec 6, 2020 20:03
1 year 42 weeks ago
3.2

11 km
Molucca Sea, 117 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Dec 6, 2020 17:55
1 year 42 weeks ago
3.3

19 km
Molucca Sea, 125 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Dec 1, 2020 04:48
1 year 43 weeks ago
3.1

26 km
Molucca Sea, 127 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Nov 30, 2020 01:40
1 year 43 weeks ago
4.1

56 km
Molucca Sea, 96 km W of Tobelo, IndonesiaMore
Nov 21, 2020 19:07
1 year 44 weeks ago
3.4

10 km
Molucca Sea, 134 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Nov 19, 2020 21:17
1 year 45 weeks ago
3.2

27 km
Molucca Sea, South Sulawesi, 83 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Nov 18, 2020 19:38
1 year 45 weeks ago
3.6

10 km
Molucca Sea, 160 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Nov 17, 2020 00:34
1 year 45 weeks ago
3.4

10 km
Molucca Sea, Aceh, 146 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Nov 16, 2020 20:18
1 year 45 weeks ago
2.7

87 km
Molucca Sea, 117 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Nov 15, 2020 01:53
1 year 45 weeks ago
4.0

10 km
Molucca Sea, 132 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Nov 12, 2020 13:04
1 year 46 weeks ago
4.1

10 km
Molucca Sea, 159 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Nov 12, 2020 11:03
1 year 46 weeks ago
3.5

10 km
Molucca Sea, 144 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Nov 8, 2020 13:42
1 year 46 weeks ago
3.4

10 km
Molucca Sea, 129 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Oct 31, 2020 02:38
1 year 48 weeks ago
3.6

10 km
Molucca Sea, 84 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Oct 30, 2020 18:27
1 year 48 weeks ago
4.5

52 km
Molucca Sea, 124 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Oct 25, 2020 19:31
1 year 48 weeks ago
2.8

10 km
Molucca Sea, 137 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Oct 20, 2020 09:27
1 year 49 weeks ago
4.4

114 km
Molucca Sea, 106 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Oct 19, 2020 12:23
1 year 49 weeks ago
3.9

10 km
Molucca Sea, 131 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Oct 17, 2020 05:44
1 year 49 weeks ago
4.5

10 km
Molucca Sea, 138 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Oct 15, 2020 18:34
1 year 50 weeks ago
3.7

29 km
Molucca Sea, 93 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Oct 11, 2020 13:37
1 year 50 weeks ago
4.0

10 km
Molucca Sea, 145 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Oct 9, 2020 17:37
1 year 51 weeks ago
3.7

10 km
Molucca Sea, 125 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Oct 4, 2020 10:18
1 year 51 weeks ago
3.6

10 km
Molucca Sea, 148 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 30, 2020 09:00
1 year 52 weeks ago
4.1

10 km
Molucca Sea, 129 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 26, 2020 15:19
2 years ago
3.7

35 km
Molucca Sea, 102 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 24, 2020 23:15
2 years ago
3.3

10 km
Molucca Sea, 143 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Sep 23, 2020 22:07
2 years ago
4.6

10 km
Molucca Sea, 171 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 18, 2020 10:11
2 years ago
3.2

10 km
Molucca Sea, 125 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 9, 2020 00:52
2 years ago
3.6

10 km
Molucca Sea, 131 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 8, 2020 22:28
2 years ago
3.3

25 km
Molucca Sea, 98 km W of Tobelo, IndonesiaMore
Sep 8, 2020 09:43
2 years ago
4.2

10 km
Molucca Sea, 130 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 8, 2020 00:20
2 years ago
3.6

10 km
Molucca Sea, 131 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Sep 7, 2020 03:29
2 years ago
4.3

10 km
Molucca Sea, 133 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 6, 2020 18:15
2 years ago
3.8

11 km
Molucca Sea, 127 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 6, 2020 17:33
2 years ago
2.8

19 km
Molucca Sea, 136 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 6, 2020 17:27
2 years ago
3.3

21 km
Molucca Sea, 129 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 6, 2020 17:06
2 years ago
4.7

40 km
Molucca Sea, 132 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
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