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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 42 km north of Pulau Garat Island, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 05:31 GMT

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 42 km north of Pulau Garat Island, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 05:31 GMT Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 42 km north of Pulau Garat Island, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 05:31 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 48 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.

Earthquake details

Date & timeApr 4, 2009 05:31:55 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.3
Depth48.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude5.149°N / 127.201°E (Philippine Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode5.149°S / 52.799°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoNorth Kawio (199 km / 124 mi)
Nearby towns and cities225 km (140 mi) SE of Malita (Philippines) (pop: 41,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
228 km (142 mi) SSE of Mati (Philippines) (pop: 105,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
247 km (153 mi) ESE of Maluñgun (Philippines) (pop: 52,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
249 km (155 mi) ESE of General Santos City (Philippines) (pop: 679,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
265 km (165 mi) ESE of Polomolok (Philippines) (pop: 64,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
271 km (168 mi) SE of Digos (Philippines) (pop: 116,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
277 km (172 mi) SE of Central (Philippines) (pop: 1,212,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
293 km (182 mi) SE of Panabo (Philippines) (pop: 84,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
299 km (186 mi) SSE of Magugpo Poblacion (Philippines) (pop: 233,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
391 km (243 mi) NNW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.348 kmPhilippine Islands region (Indonesia)USGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (24 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Sep 30, 2009 05:08
13 years ago
4.8

62 km
28 km NW of Pulau Garat Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Sep 30, 2009 02:21
13 years ago
4.9

51 km
32 km W of Pulau Garat Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Sep 30, 2009 01:39
13 years ago
5.5

57 km
42 km W of Pulau Garat Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Sep 27, 2009 09:56
13 years ago
4.4

35 km
Pulau Magupung, Indonesia, 266 km SE of General Santos City, PhilippinesMore
Sep 18, 2009 00:52
13 years ago
4.9

66 km
37 km W of Pulau Garat Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Aug 19, 2009 05:43
13 years ago
4.7

144 km
54 km E of Pulau Magupung Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Aug 16, 2009 17:29
13 years ago
5.2

122 km
65 km NE of Pulau Garat Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Aug 15, 2009 16:28
13 years ago
5.0

98 km
53 km NE of Pulau Magupung Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Aug 7, 2009 10:22
13 years ago
4.4

35 km
69 km E of Pulau Magupung Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Aug 5, 2009 17:34
13 years ago
4.9

158 km
57 km NE of Pulau Garat Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 25, 2009 13:32
13 years ago
4.8

10 km
Philippines, 27 km NE of Pulau Mianggas Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 18, 2009 04:32
13 years ago
5.0

34 km
41 km NW of Pulau Garat Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 16, 2009 23:52
13 years ago
5.6

59 km
61 km S of Pulau Baronto Island, IndonesiaMore
Jul 10, 2009 20:52
13 years ago
5.2

36 km
43 km NW of Pulau Garat Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jun 22, 2009 03:24
13 years ago
4.3

70 km
43 km W of Pulau Garat Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jun 14, 2009 08:15
13 years ago
5.4

35 km
Pulau Baronto, Indonesia, 169 km SE of General Santos City, PhilippinesMore
May 17, 2009 05:18
13 years ago
4.7

35 km
52 km E of Pulau Magupung Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
May 13, 2009 08:54
13 years ago
5.7

35 km
Pulau Nusa, 401 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Apr 13, 2009 03:36
13 years ago
4.6

88 km
42 km N of Pulau Garat Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Apr 12, 2009 04:46
13 years ago
4.7

77 km
37 km NE of Pulau Garat Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Apr 10, 2009 18:37
13 years ago
4.0

69 km
41 km NE of Pulau Garat Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Apr 5, 2009 06:28
13 years ago
4.4

64 km
51 km NE of Pulau Garat Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Apr 4, 2009 10:44
13 years ago
4.4

35 km
66 km E of Pulau Magupung Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Apr 4, 2009 06:05
13 years ago
4.5

72 km
41 km NE of Pulau Garat Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore

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