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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 189 km east of Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on 2015-09-16 15:40:58

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 189 km east of Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on 2015-09-16 15:40:58

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 50 km depth

Date & time: Sep 16, 2015 07:40:58 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 (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 1.9°S / 53.5°W
Nearest volcano: Ruang (127 km / 79 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
154 km (96 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) NW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) W of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) NW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (109 mi) ENE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (118 mi) ENE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (124 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
406 km (252 mi) SSE of Sarangani (Davao del Sur, Philippines) (pop: 7,510) --> See nearby quakes!
411 km (256 mi) ENE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: CEIC (China Earthquake Networks Center)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.250 km马鲁古海CEIC

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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (15 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Feb 29, 2016 10:40
6 years ago
4.8

55 km
Molucca Sea, 218 km E of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Feb 29, 2016 07:10
6 years ago
4.5

40 km
Molucca Sea, 162 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Feb 4, 2016 16:13
6 years ago
4.8

15 km
Molucca Sea, 133 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Feb 1, 2016 16:10
6 years ago
4.4

43 km
Molucca Sea, 120 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 21, 2016 08:16
6 years ago
4.7

112 km
Molucca Sea, 108 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Dec 14, 2015 10:57
6 years ago
4.6

51 km
Molucca Sea, 121 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Dec 5, 2015 15:29
6 years ago
4.6

47 km
Molucca Sea, 169 km E of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Nov 25, 2015 18:57
6 years ago
5.6

51 km
Molucca Sea, 126 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Nov 17, 2015 12:51
6 years ago
4.6

29 km
Molucca Sea, 142 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Nov 12, 2015 22:38
7 years ago
4.6

59 km
Molucca Sea, 119 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Nov 7, 2015 22:53
7 years ago
5.0

62 km
Molucca Sea, 128 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Oct 23, 2015 20:05
7 years ago
4.4

65 km
Molucca Sea, 157 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Oct 18, 2015 15:25
7 years ago
4.5

63 km
Molucca Sea, 170 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 22, 2015 15:51
7 years ago
4.6

54 km
Molucca Sea, 170 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 16, 2015 07:40
7 years ago - felt
6.1

52 km
Molucca Sea, 199 km E of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore

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