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Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 54 km northwest of Pulau Nusa Island, Indonesia, on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 14:42 GMT

Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 54 km northwest of Pulau Nusa Island, Indonesia, on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 14:42 GMT Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 54 km northwest of Pulau Nusa Island, Indonesia, on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 14:42 GMT

Very strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 40 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.

Earthquake details

Date & timeFeb 15, 2005 14:42:25 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.5
Depth39.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude4.756°N / 126.421°E (Philippine Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode4.756°S / 53.579°W
Shaking intensityStrong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoNorth Kawio (106 km / 66 mi)
Nearby towns and cities180 km (112 mi) SE of Glan (Sarangani, Philippines) (pop: 24,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
184 km (114 mi) SE of Malapatan (Sarangani, Philippines) (pop: 19,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
195 km (121 mi) SE of Alabel (Philippines) (pop: 43,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
205 km (127 mi) SE of General Santos City (Philippines) (pop: 679,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
205 km (127 mi) SSE of Malita (Philippines) (pop: 41,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
211 km (131 mi) SE of Maluñgun (Philippines) (pop: 52,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
222 km (138 mi) SE of Polomolok (Philippines) (pop: 64,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
259 km (161 mi) SE of Surallah (South Cotabato, Philippines) (pop: 31,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
260 km (161 mi) SE of Banga (Philippines) (pop: 58,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
261 km (162 mi) SE of Koronadal (Philippines) (pop: 125,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.540 kmKepulauan Talaud, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (11 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Aug 13, 2005 18:21
17 years ago
4.8

37 km
IndonesiaMore
Aug 7, 2005 10:27
17 years ago
4.3

154 km
32 km N of Pulau Garat Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 19, 2005 07:59
17 years ago
5.0

30 km
43 km NW of Nusa Mawawo Island, IndonesiaMore
Jul 1, 2005 12:40
17 years ago
4.3

135 km
32 km NE of Pulau Dumarehe Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jun 24, 2005 20:53
17 years ago
4.0

35 km
20 km SE of Pulau Baronto Island, IndonesiaMore
Jun 14, 2005 19:34
17 years ago
4.5

45 km
45 km NE of Pulau Marore Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jun 13, 2005 03:39
17 years ago
4.6

20 km
Pulau Nusa, Indonesia, 243 km SE of General Santos City, PhilippinesMore
Jun 9, 2005 03:45
17 years ago
5.2

89 km
47 km NW of Pulau Garat Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jun 8, 2005 23:21
17 years ago
4.7

10 km
Pulau Baronto, 97 km SE of Caburan, Davao Occidental, PhilippinesMore
Apr 22, 2005 07:41
17 years ago
5.4

89 km
77 km E of Pulau Kawio Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Apr 10, 2005 00:56
17 years ago
4.3

10 km
Pulau Baronto, 161 km S of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore

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