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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 165 km southeast of Gorontalo, Indonesia, on Saturday, Nov 6, 2021 at 10:37 pm (GMT +8) -

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 165 km southeast of Gorontalo, Indonesia, on Saturday, Nov 6, 2021 at 10:37 pm (GMT +8) Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 165 km southeast of Gorontalo, Indonesia, on Saturday, Nov 6, 2021 at 10:37 pm (GMT +8)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 44 km depth

6 Nov 14:43 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 6 minutes.
6 Nov 14:45: Now using data updates from BMKG
6 Nov 14:50: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 15.0 to 44.0 km (from 9.3 to 27 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.5 km (1.5 mi) towards ENE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 6, 2021 14:37:39 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Nov 6, 2021 at 10:37 pm (GMT +8)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6
Depth44.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude0.13°S / 124.39°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode0.13°N / 55.61°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt7 reports
Primary data sourceBMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Nearest volcanoAmbang (97 km / 60 mi)
Nearby towns and cities165 km (103 mi) ESE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
167 km (104 mi) SSW of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
170 km (106 mi) SSW of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
186 km (116 mi) SSW of Manado (pop: 451,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
191 km (119 mi) SSW of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
198 km (123 mi) SSW of Bitung (pop: 137,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
200 km (124 mi) ENE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
348 km (216 mi) WSW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
365 km (227 mi) WSW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 29.5°C (85 F), humidity: 69%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from NNE
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
6.044 kmIndonesia: Southern Molucca SeaBMKG
5.969 kmIndonesia: Southern Molucca SeaGFZ
5.967 kmIndonesia: MOLUCCA SEAEMSC
5.782 kmIndonesia: Near ManadoRENASS
6.040 km154 Km ESE of Gorontalo, IndonesiaUSGS
5.958 kmIndonesia: Southern Molucca SeaGeoAu

Seismograms

Seismic station: Davao, Philippines (DAV/IU network) | Distance from quake: 811 km / 504 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 (7)

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Gorontalo / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s : Il letto si muoveva e il ventilatore al soffitto oscillava | 6 users found this interesting.  
Batemans Bay NSW Australia / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s : I felt a slight earth tremor last night not long after settling down in bed. Not long past 10:30PM. Slight, but definite. | One user found this interesting.  
Morowali, Bungku (387.6 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / very short : I thought I was the only one who felt dizzy, but my friend felt the same way | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Manado (186.1 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 10-15 s
Darwin, Northern Territory / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short
Papakelan / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Bunta / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s (reported through our app)

Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (69 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
May 1, 2022 13:25
31 weeks ago
3.2

22 km
Molucca Sea, 130 km S of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Apr 29, 2022 21:42
31 weeks ago
4.9

52 km
Molucca Sea, 191 km SE of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Apr 26, 2022 17:06
32 weeks ago
3.4

23 km
Molucca Sea, 169 km E of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Apr 1, 2022 22:01
35 weeks ago
3.5

283 km
Molucca Sea, 150 km E of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Apr 1, 2022 17:18
35 weeks ago
3.5

38 km
Molucca Sea, 142 km E of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Apr 1, 2022 15:32
35 weeks ago
3.5

22 km
Molucca Sea, 171 km E of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Apr 1, 2022 00:28
35 weeks ago
3.0

16 km
Molucca Sea, 164 km SE of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Mar 31, 2022 16:57
35 weeks ago
3.3

18 km
Molucca Sea, 146 km E of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Mar 31, 2022 04:44
35 weeks ago
3.8

24 km
Molucca Sea, 167 km E of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Mar 30, 2022 23:31
35 weeks ago
3.8

30 km
Molucca Sea, 148 km E of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Mar 30, 2022 14:30
35 weeks ago
4.5

60 km
Molucca Sea, 156 km S of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Mar 30, 2022 11:35
35 weeks ago
3.7

29 km
Molucca Sea, 165 km E of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Mar 30, 2022 03:29
35 weeks ago
4.4

28 km
Molucca Sea, 171 km S of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Mar 30, 2022 03:21
35 weeks ago
4.5

77 km
Molucca Sea, 161 km E of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Mar 25, 2022 09:51
36 weeks ago
3.3

25 km
Molucca Sea, 140 km E of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Mar 20, 2022 11:22
37 weeks ago
3.4

31 km
Molucca Sea, 147 km E of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Mar 19, 2022 04:14
37 weeks ago
3.1

78 km
Molucca Sea, 163 km SE of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Mar 19, 2022 01:33
37 weeks ago
3.8

11 km
Molucca Sea, 173 km S of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Feb 16, 2022 02:46
41 weeks ago
4.7

97 km
Molucca Sea, 122 km SE of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Feb 14, 2022 23:14
42 weeks ago
4.3

21 km
Molucca Sea, 175 km SE of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Feb 11, 2022 10:35
42 weeks ago
4.3

97 km
Molucca Sea, 115 km SE of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Feb 7, 2022 21:27
43 weeks ago
4.5

84 km
Molucca Sea, 134 km E of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Feb 7, 2022 17:21
43 weeks ago
3.3

10 km
Molucca Sea, 117 km SE of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Jan 29, 2022 17:21
44 weeks ago
4.4

65 km
Molucca Sea, 168 km SE of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Jan 28, 2022 06:54
44 weeks ago
4.9

72 km
Molucca Sea, IndonesiaMore
Jan 23, 2022 17:12
45 weeks ago
4.5

64 km
Molucca Sea, IndonesiaMore
Jan 20, 2022 17:51
45 weeks ago
3.5

30 km
Molucca Sea, IndonesiaMore
Jan 17, 2022 07:12
46 weeks ago
3.3

10 km
Molucca Sea, IndonesiaMore
Jan 15, 2022 23:10
46 weeks ago
4.0

10 km
Molucca Sea, IndonesiaMore
Jan 15, 2022 04:04
46 weeks ago
3.5

60 km
Molucca Sea, IndonesiaMore
Jan 10, 2022 09:24
47 weeks ago
3.5

95 km
Molucca Sea, IndonesiaMore
Dec 29, 2021 15:29
48 weeks ago
4.3

87 km
Molucca Sea, 116 km SE of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Dec 28, 2021 17:48
49 weeks ago
3.7

19 km
Molucca Sea, 169 km SE of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Dec 27, 2021 18:54
49 weeks ago
3.1

10 km
Molucca Sea, 160 km SE of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Dec 24, 2021 22:30
49 weeks ago
3.2

73 km
Molucca Sea, 112 km SE of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Dec 20, 2021 14:59
50 weeks ago
3.7

10 km
Molucca Sea, 183 km S of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Dec 9, 2021 10:23
51 weeks ago
4.5

18 km
Molucca Sea, 172 km SE of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Dec 9, 2021 08:59
51 weeks ago
3.3

53 km
Molucca Sea, 124 km SE of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Dec 1, 2021 15:29
1 year 0 weeks ago
4.4

10 km
Molucca Sea, 173 km SE of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Nov 29, 2021 11:46
1 year 1 weeks ago
4.3

10 km
Molucca Sea, 161 km SE of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Nov 27, 2021 18:34
1 year 1 weeks ago
4.0

73 km
Molucca Sea, 132 km SE of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Nov 26, 2021 12:24
1 year 1 weeks ago
3.9

169 km
Molucca Sea, 116 km E of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Nov 24, 2021 16:56
1 year 1 weeks ago
3.8

10 km
Molucca Sea, 170 km SE of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Nov 23, 2021 19:59
1 year 1 weeks ago
4.8

61 km
Molucca Sea, 124 km SE of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Nov 23, 2021 16:01
1 year 1 weeks ago
2.9

10 km
Molucca Sea, IndonesiaMore
Nov 22, 2021 12:33
1 year 2 weeks ago
4.5

11 km
Molucca Sea, 168 km SE of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Nov 19, 2021 14:55
1 year 2 weeks ago
4.3

133 km
Molucca Sea, 116 km E of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Nov 17, 2021 15:20
1 year 2 weeks ago
3.6

22 km
Molucca Sea, 159 km SE of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Nov 16, 2021 11:02
1 year 2 weeks ago
3.4

10 km
Molucca Sea, 170 km SE of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Nov 16, 2021 02:23
1 year 2 weeks ago
3.2

30 km
Molucca Sea, 119 km SE of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Nov 15, 2021 18:21
1 year 3 weeks ago
3.6

103 km
Molucca Sea, 126 km SE of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Nov 14, 2021 10:21
1 year 3 weeks ago
2.5

27 km
Molucca Sea, IndonesiaMore
Nov 14, 2021 07:07
1 year 3 weeks ago
3.3

30 km
Molucca Sea, 136 km E of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Nov 12, 2021 11:42
1 year 3 weeks ago
3.9

36 km
Molucca Sea, 152 km E of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Nov 12, 2021 06:45
1 year 3 weeks ago
4.1

10 km
Molucca Sea, 171 km SE of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Nov 11, 2021 14:02
1 year 3 weeks ago
3.0

25 km
Molucca Sea, 136 km E of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Nov 10, 2021 18:36
1 year 3 weeks ago
3.1

77 km
Molucca Sea, 158 km SE of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Nov 10, 2021 06:10
1 year 3 weeks ago
2.9

22 km
Molucca Sea, IndonesiaMore
Nov 10, 2021 01:49
1 year 3 weeks ago
4.5

10 km
Molucca Sea, 170 km SE of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Nov 9, 2021 03:42
1 year 3 weeks ago
4.3

54 km
Molucca Sea, 157 km E of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Nov 8, 2021 01:45
1 year 4 weeks ago
3.4

36 km
Molucca Sea, 151 km E of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Nov 7, 2021 23:30
1 year 4 weeks ago
3.7

13 km
Molucca Sea, 155 km SE of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Nov 7, 2021 18:54
1 year 4 weeks ago
3.0

60 km
Molucca Sea, 152 km E of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Nov 7, 2021 18:24
1 year 4 weeks ago
3.5

66 km
Molucca Sea, 155 km S of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Nov 7, 2021 16:52
1 year 4 weeks ago
2.7

21 km
Molucca Sea, IndonesiaMore
Nov 7, 2021 07:27
1 year 4 weeks ago
3.3

26 km
Molucca Sea, 150 km E of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Nov 7, 2021 02:10
1 year 4 weeks ago
3.8

10 km
Molucca Sea, 167 km SE of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
Nov 6, 2021 20:04
1 year 4 weeks ago
2.9

17 km
Molucca Sea, IndonesiaMore
Nov 6, 2021 14:51
1 year 4 weeks ago
3.7

27 km
Molucca Sea, 151 km E of Gorontalo, IndonesiaMore
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