Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Friday, 19 May 2006 at 14:44 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Friday, 19 May 2006 at 14:44 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 35 km depth

Date & time: 19 May 2006 14:44:24 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.143°S / 124.713°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ambang (103 km / 64 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
163 km (101 mi) S of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) S of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (113 mi) S of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (114 mi) S of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (115 mi) SSW of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (123 mi) ESE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) ENE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
315 km (196 mi) WSW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
331 km (206 mi) WSW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
2095 km (1302 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 6.335 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake Molucca Sea (Indonesia) 19 May 2006 14:44 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes):
  • 25 Sep 2006 02:43 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    14 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Aug 2006 08:08 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    36 km (22.4 mi) depth
    41 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Aug 2006 12:38 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    54 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Aug 2006 12:18 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Aug 2006 10:53 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    36 km (22.4 mi) depth
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Jul 2006 03:27 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    37 km (23 mi) depth
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Friday, 19 May 2006 at 14:44 (GMT)
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