Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Indonesia: Northern Molucca Sea on Saturday, 10 July 2021 at 00:43 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 260 km northeast of Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on 10 Jul 8:43 am (GMT +8)

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Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 260 km northeast of Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on 10 Jul 8:43 am (GMT +8) Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 260 km northeast of Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on 10 Jul 8:43 am (GMT +8)

Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 23 km depth

10 Jul 00:51 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
10 Jul 00:52: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 5.8. Epicenter location corrected by 12 km (7.5 mi) towards WNW.
10 Jul 00:55: Now using data updates from BMKG

Earthquake details

Date & timeJul 10, 2021 00:43:57 UTC -
Local time at epicenter10 Jul 8:43 am (GMT +8)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.2
Depth23.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude2.99°N / 126.64°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode2.99°S / 53.36°W
Shaking intensityStrong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceBMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Nearest volcanoBanua Wuhu (118 km / 73 mi)
Nearby towns and cities207 km (129 mi) NW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
235 km (146 mi) NE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
258 km (160 mi) NNW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
260 km (162 mi) NE of Manado (pop: 451,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
268 km (167 mi) NE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
271 km (168 mi) NNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
276 km (172 mi) NE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
384 km (238 mi) SSE of General Santos City (Philippines) (pop: 679,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
438 km (272 mi) SSE of Koronadal (Philippines) (pop: 125,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
482 km (300 mi) NE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 28.6°C (84 F), humidity: 75%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from SSW
Estimated seismic energy released1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.223 kmIndonesia: Northern Molucca SeaBMKG
6.180 kmIndonesia: MOLUCCA SEAEMSC
6.145 kmIndonesia: Molucca SeaUSGS
6.226 kmTalaud Islands, IndonesiaGFZ
5.710 kmIndonesia: Near DavaoRENASS
6.273 kmIndonesia [Sea]INGV
6.164 kmIndonesia: Northern Molucca SeaGeoAu
6.264 kmIndonesia: 347 Km S 23° E of Sarangani (Davao Occidental)PHIVOLCS

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Kresek, West Java (2472.3 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Tidak terasa (reported through our app)  
España (1439.3 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : no :( (reported through our app)  
Yogyakarta (2169.7 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Tidak merasakan gempa nya. (reported through our app)  
Singapore / not felt
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (80 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Dec 28, 2021 21:49
27 weeks ago
3.6

10 km
Molucca Sea, 183 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Dec 22, 2021 12:27
28 weeks ago
5.0

10 km
Molucca Sea, 186 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Dec 22, 2021 12:19
28 weeks ago
4.9

15 km
Molucca Sea, 191 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Dec 11, 2021 03:07
30 weeks ago
3.4

24 km
Molucca Sea, IndonesiaMore
Dec 9, 2021 14:55
30 weeks ago
4.7

55 km
Molucca Sea, 290 km NE of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Dec 5, 2021 22:05
30 weeks ago
4.0

10 km
Molucca Sea, 295 km NE of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Nov 24, 2021 15:15
32 weeks ago
4.1

10 km
Molucca Sea, 243 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Nov 22, 2021 14:51
32 weeks ago
4.2

60 km
Molucca Sea, 292 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Nov 17, 2021 18:56
33 weeks ago
3.2

58 km
Molucca Sea, 176 km NE of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Nov 9, 2021 12:44
34 weeks ago
3.3

47 km
Molucca Sea, IndonesiaMore
Oct 30, 2021 15:16
36 weeks ago
3.7

14 km
Molucca Sea, 244 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Oct 21, 2021 07:47
37 weeks ago
3.9

11 km
Molucca Sea, 222 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Oct 21, 2021 04:12
37 weeks ago
3.6

14 km
Molucca Sea, 212 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Oct 18, 2021 10:33
37 weeks ago
2.7

33 km
Molucca Sea, 232 km NW of Tobelo, IndonesiaMore
Oct 15, 2021 04:07
38 weeks ago
2.7

73 km
Molucca Sea, 249 km NW of Tobelo, IndonesiaMore
Oct 7, 2021 19:38
39 weeks ago
3.9

13 km
Molucca Sea, 298 km NE of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Oct 7, 2021 19:38
39 weeks ago
3.7

34 km
Molucca Sea, 245 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Oct 6, 2021 07:52
39 weeks ago
3.4

32 km
Molucca Sea, 189 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Oct 5, 2021 18:35
39 weeks ago
2.9

32 km
Molucca Sea, IndonesiaMore
Sep 28, 2021 11:10
40 weeks ago
4.9

100 km
Molucca Sea, 241 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Sep 27, 2021 02:27
40 weeks ago
3.6

10 km
Molucca Sea, 204 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 24, 2021 11:35
41 weeks ago
4.9

58 km
Molucca Sea, 231 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 19, 2021 01:37
42 weeks ago
3.4

10 km
Molucca Sea, 294 km NE of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Sep 18, 2021 14:49
42 weeks ago
4.4

10 km
Molucca Sea, 265 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Sep 18, 2021 14:49
42 weeks ago
3.7

35 km
Molucca Sea, 248 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Sep 15, 2021 16:42
42 weeks ago
4.4

55 km
Molucca Sea, 244 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Sep 15, 2021 04:42
42 weeks ago
4.6

10 km
Molucca Sea, 298 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Sep 14, 2021 13:32
42 weeks ago
3.0

10 km
Molucca Sea, 259 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Sep 10, 2021 10:05
43 weeks ago
3.2

10 km
Molucca Sea, 285 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 7, 2021 00:58
43 weeks ago
4.1

15 km
Molucca Sea, 279 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 6, 2021 23:53
43 weeks ago
4.5

10 km
Molucca Sea, 274 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 3, 2021 17:22
44 weeks ago
3.9

27 km
Molucca Sea, 240 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Sep 3, 2021 10:43
44 weeks ago
3.8

23 km
Molucca Sea, IndonesiaMore
Aug 20, 2021 19:10
46 weeks ago
3.5

128 km
Molucca Sea, 248 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Aug 18, 2021 13:11
46 weeks ago
3.7

60 km
Molucca Sea, 266 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Aug 13, 2021 21:19
47 weeks ago
3.5

1 km
Molucca Sea, 266 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Aug 8, 2021 19:23
47 weeks ago
3.5

30 km
Molucca Sea, 270 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Aug 6, 2021 23:26
48 weeks ago
3.5

28 km
Molucca Sea, 279 km NE of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Aug 6, 2021 00:07
48 weeks ago
3.9

10 km
Molucca Sea, 259 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 28, 2021 15:12
49 weeks ago
3.5

10 km
Molucca Sea, 199 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jul 28, 2021 12:30
49 weeks ago
3.3

31 km
Molucca Sea, 231 km NE of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 24, 2021 14:44
50 weeks ago
3.4

113 km
Molucca Sea, 241 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 24, 2021 13:07
50 weeks ago
5.4

58 km
Molucca Sea, 263 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 20, 2021 19:04
50 weeks ago
3.1

32 km
Molucca Sea, 240 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 18, 2021 01:23
51 weeks ago
4.0

32 km
Molucca Sea, 250 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jul 15, 2021 13:00
51 weeks ago
4.7

10 km
Molucca Sea, 282 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 15, 2021 13:00
51 weeks ago
3.8

51 km
Molucca Sea, 271 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 15, 2021 13:00
51 weeks ago
3.8

32 km
Molucca Sea, 196 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 13, 2021 19:40
51 weeks ago
3.2

10 km
Molucca Sea, 294 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 13, 2021 18:35
51 weeks ago
3.3

10 km
Molucca Sea, 241 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jul 13, 2021 16:52
51 weeks ago
3.1

10 km
Molucca Sea, 261 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 12, 2021 20:50
51 weeks ago
2.9

67 km
Molucca Sea, 184 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jul 11, 2021 19:16
51 weeks ago
3.6

32 km
Molucca Sea, 260 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 11, 2021 16:07
52 weeks ago
4.3

10 km
Molucca Sea, 269 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 11, 2021 02:36
52 weeks ago
3.2

10 km
Molucca Sea, 256 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 11, 2021 02:13
52 weeks ago
3.6

10 km
Molucca Sea, 266 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 10, 2021 22:11
52 weeks ago
2.8

10 km
Molucca Sea, IndonesiaMore
Jul 10, 2021 10:06
52 weeks ago
4.8

60 km
Molucca Sea, 249 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 10, 2021 10:04
52 weeks ago
5.0

10 km
Molucca Sea, 271 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 10, 2021 10:04
52 weeks ago
3.5

1 km
Molucca Sea, 257 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 10, 2021 09:52
52 weeks ago
3.5

10 km
Molucca Sea, 266 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 10, 2021 09:03
52 weeks ago
3.6

28 km
Molucca Sea, 266 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 10, 2021 07:58
52 weeks ago
3.5

10 km
Molucca Sea, 234 km NE of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 10, 2021 07:25
52 weeks ago
3.8

10 km
Molucca Sea, 262 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 10, 2021 07:09
52 weeks ago
2.8

10 km
Molucca Sea, 258 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 10, 2021 06:26
52 weeks ago
3.3

12 km
Molucca Sea, 233 km NE of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 10, 2021 06:23
52 weeks ago
3.4

32 km
Molucca Sea, 267 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 10, 2021 05:47
52 weeks ago
3.5

53 km
Molucca Sea, 263 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 10, 2021 05:35
52 weeks ago
3.4

51 km
Molucca Sea, 267 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 10, 2021 03:30
52 weeks ago
4.5

12 km
Molucca Sea, 258 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 10, 2021 02:33
52 weeks ago
4.6

69 km
Molucca Sea, 255 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 10, 2021 02:30
52 weeks ago
4.9

10 km
Molucca Sea, 271 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 10, 2021 02:26
52 weeks ago
4.5

65 km
Molucca Sea, 247 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 10, 2021 02:20
52 weeks ago
4.4

10 km
Molucca Sea, 268 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 10, 2021 01:24
52 weeks ago
3.6

10 km
Molucca Sea, 270 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 10, 2021 01:18
52 weeks ago
4.1

10 km
Molucca Sea, 273 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 10, 2021 01:14
52 weeks ago
3.6

10 km
Molucca Sea, 267 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 10, 2021 01:10
52 weeks ago
4.0

11 km
Molucca Sea, 264 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 10, 2021 00:58
52 weeks ago
5.2

35 km
Molucca Sea, 263 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 10, 2021 00:51
52 weeks ago
5.8

27 km
Molucca Sea, 261 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
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