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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia on Tuesday, 15 February 2005

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake  - Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia on Tuesday, 15 February 2005
Date & time: Tuesday, 15 February 2005 14:42 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 39.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.756°N / 126.421°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: North Kawio (106 km / 66 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
128 km (80 mi) SE of Sarangani (pop: 7,500)
145 km (90 mi) SE of Bukid (pop: 2,200)
145 km (90 mi) SE of Butulan (pop: 2,400)
180 km (112 mi) SE of Glan (pop: 24,300)
195 km (121 mi) SE of Alabel (pop: 43,300)
2493 km (1549 mi) NE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 15 Feb 14:42 UTCM 6.5 / 39.7 kmKepulauan Talaud, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.5 quake: Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia, 15 Feb 2005 14:42

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 19 Jul 2005 07:59 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Jun 2005 03:45 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    88.7 km (55.1 mi) depth
    |
    71 km (44 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Apr 2005 07:41 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    88.7 km (55.1 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia on Tuesday, 15 February 2005
 

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