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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 马鲁古海 on Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - 马鲁古海 on Wednesday, 16 September 2015
Date & time: Wednesday, 16 September 2015 07:40 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2015-09-16 15:40:58
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 50.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.9°N / 126.5°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ruang (127 km / 79 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
154 km (96 mi) NE of Bitung (pop: 137,400)
158 km (98 mi) NW of Ternate (pop: 101,700)
169 km (105 mi) W of Tobelo (pop: 10,000)
175 km (109 mi) NW of Sofifi (pop: 36,200)
189 km (118 mi) NE of Manado (pop: 451,900)
2362 km (1468 mi) NE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: CEIC
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2015-09-16 15:40:58 (16 Sep 07:40:58 UTC)M 6.2 / 50 km马鲁古海CEIC

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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake: 马鲁古海, 16 Sep 2015 07:40

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (12 quakes):
  • 29 Feb 2016 10:40 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    55 km (34.2 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 29 Feb 2016 07:10 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 04 Feb 2016 16:13 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 14 Dec 2015 10:57 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    51 km (31.7 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 05 Dec 2015 15:29 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    47 km (29.2 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 25 Nov 2015 18:57 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    51 km (31.7 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 17 Nov 2015 12:51 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    29 km (18 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 07 Nov 2015 22:53 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    62 km (38.5 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 23 Oct 2015 20:05 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    64.7 km (40.2 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Sep 2015 15:51 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    54 km (33.6 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 16 Sep 2015 07:40 UTC
    | M 6.1 |
    52 km (32.3 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Northern Molucca Sea on Wednesday, 16 September 2015
  • 16 Sep 2015 07:40 UTC
    | M 6.1 |
    52 km (32.3 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Northern Molucca Sea on Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 马鲁古海 on Wednesday, 16 September 2015
 

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