Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Wednesday, 21 December 2005 at 07:09 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 25 km depth
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.066°S / 124.672°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ambang (94 km / 58 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
2094 km (1301 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.3||25 km||Molucca Sea (Indonesia)||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake Molucca Sea (Indonesia) 21 December 2005 07:09 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 19 May 2006 14:44 UTC| M 6.3 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|10 km (6 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Friday, 19 May 2006 at 14:44 (GMT)
- 16 May 2006 14:16 UTC| M 5.4 |25 km (15.5 mi) depth|49 km (31 mi) distance| USGS | Details