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Major mag. 7.5 earthquake - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Sunday, 21 January 2007

Major mag. 7.5 earthquake  - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Sunday, 21 January 2007
Date & time: Sunday, 21 January 2007 11:27 UTC
Magnitude: 7.5
Depth: 22.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.065°N / 126.282°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Hiri (117 km / 73 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
126 km (78 mi) NW of Ternate (pop: 101,700)
129 km (80 mi) SE of Bitung (pop: 137,400)
147 km (91 mi) NW of Sofifi (pop: 36,200)
153 km (95 mi) SE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (pop: 8,000)
166 km (103 mi) SE of Manado (pop: 451,900)
2305 km (1432 mi) NE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1016 joules (3117 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.7 x 106 tons of TNT or 167.6 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 21 Jan 11:27 UTCM 7.5 / 22 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.5 quake: Molucca Sea (Indonesia), 21 Jan 2007 11:27

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (139 quakes):
  • 22 Jan 2009 03:01 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    132.2 km (82.1 mi) depth
    |
    218 km (135 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    14045 km (8727 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 07 Jan 2009 03:43 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    96.1 km (59.7 mi) depth
    |
    140 km (87 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    14045 km (8727 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 19 Dec 2008 08:06 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    73.1 km (45.4 mi) depth
    |
    65 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    14045 km (8727 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 18 Dec 2008 15:50 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    87.4 km (54.3 mi) depth
    |
    169 km (105 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    14045 km (8727 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 11 Dec 2008 14:23 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    36 km (22.4 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    14045 km (8727 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 09 Dec 2008 05:33 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    78.9 km (49 mi) depth
    |
    70 km (44 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    14045 km (8727 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 10 Nov 2008 18:47 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    112.3 km (69.8 mi) depth
    |
    138 km (86 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    14045 km (8727 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 30 Oct 2008 22:38 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    93 km (57.8 mi) depth
    |
    86 km (54 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    14045 km (8727 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • Show all

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Major mag. 7.5 earthquake - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Sunday, 21 January 2007
 

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