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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 134 km northwest of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Wednesday, November 12, 2003 at 00:29 GMT

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 134 km northwest of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Wednesday, November 12, 2003 at 00:29 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 33 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Nov 12, 2003 00:29:45 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.593°N / 126.48°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 1.593°S / 53.52°W
Nearest volcano: Todoko-Ranu (117 km / 73 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
134 km (84 mi) NW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (90 mi) E of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) NW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (104 mi) E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) W of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) E of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (117 mi) E of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
398 km (247 mi) ENE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
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
6.233 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (23 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
May 1, 2004 11:32
18 years ago
4.4

10 km
112 km W of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
May 1, 2004 10:54
18 years ago
4.5

50 km
128 km SE of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Apr 24, 2004 04:13
18 years ago
4.7

10 km
149 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Mar 28, 2004 19:36
18 years ago
4.3

77 km
111 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Mar 23, 2004 02:28
18 years ago
4.3

173 km
102 km NE of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Mar 21, 2004 04:07
18 years ago
4.7

22 km
123 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Mar 18, 2004 10:29
18 years ago
4.7

14 km
120 km SE of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Mar 15, 2004 04:19
18 years ago
5.5

59 km
100 km W of Pulau Tutu Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Feb 20, 2004 12:46
18 years ago
4.7

136 km
145 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Feb 12, 2004 08:45
18 years ago
4.5

10 km
37 km N of Pulau Gureda Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 29, 2004 21:48
18 years ago
4.1

146 km
170 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 26, 2004 21:46
18 years ago
4.6

22 km
127 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jan 15, 2004 23:10
18 years ago
4.0

123 km
176 km NE of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jan 4, 2004 11:45
18 years ago
4.2

10 km
22 km NW of Pulau Gureda Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Dec 31, 2003 05:36
18 years ago
4.2

33 km
22 km NW of Pulau Gureda Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Dec 22, 2003 16:31
18 years ago
4.5

33 km
43 km N of Pulau Gureda Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Nov 26, 2003 07:11
18 years ago
4.5

33 km
140 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Nov 21, 2003 00:52
18 years ago
5.5

10 km
119 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Nov 13, 2003 04:40
19 years ago
4.6

33 km
130 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Nov 12, 2003 03:14
19 years ago
4.2

33 km
44 km N of Pulau Gureda Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Nov 12, 2003 01:14
19 years ago
4.4

33 km
54 km N of Pulau Gureda Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Nov 12, 2003 00:51
19 years ago
4.7

33 km
124 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Nov 12, 2003 00:37
19 years ago
4.6

33 km
111 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore

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