Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Saturday, 17 March 2007 at 17:42 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Saturday, 17 March 2007 at 17:42 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 35 km depth

Date & time: 17 Mar 2007 17:42:26 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.132°N / 126.216°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tongkoko (121 km / 75 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
120 km (74 mi) ESE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) WNW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (89 mi) ESE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) E of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) WNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (98 mi) ESE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) E of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
210 km (131 mi) WSW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
357 km (222 mi) E of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
2301 km (1430 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.235 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake Molucca Sea (Indonesia) 17 March 2007 17:42 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (8 quakes):
  • 10 Sep 2007 21:56 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    41.7 km (25.9 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Aug 2007 06:50 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Jul 2007 20:02 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Jun 2007 01:18 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    47.2 km (29.3 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 May 2007 07:07 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 May 2007 11:27 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Apr 2007 10:42 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Mar 2007 16:51 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Saturday, 17 March 2007 at 17:42 (GMT)

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