Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - 61 km east of Pulau Gommu Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Sunday, March 14, 2010 at 00:57 GMT

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - 61 km east of Pulau Gommu Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Sunday, March 14, 2010 at 00:57 GMT Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - 61 km east of Pulau Gommu Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Sunday, March 14, 2010 at 00:57 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 53 km depth

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

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 14, 2010 00:57:44 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.4
Depth53.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude1.692°S / 128.135°E (Indonesia)
Antipode1.692°N / 51.865°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoBibinoi (112 km / 70 mi)
Nearby towns and cities203 km (126 mi) NNW of Amahai (pop: 47,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
223 km (139 mi) N of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
278 km (173 mi) SSE of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
288 km (179 mi) SSE of Ternate (pop: 101,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
359 km (223 mi) WSW of Sorong (pop: 125,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
381 km (237 mi) S of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
480 km (298 mi) SE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
489 km (304 mi) SE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
499 km (310 mi) SE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
508 km (316 mi) SE of Manado (pop: 451,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.453 kmKepulauan Obi, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jul 30, 2010 20:48
12 years ago
4.4

36 km
173 km N of Ambon City, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
May 8, 2010 10:54
12 years ago
4.7

26 km
55 km E of Pulau Gommu Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
May 6, 2010 16:38
12 years ago
4.7

45 km
63 km E of Pulau Gommu Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Apr 24, 2010 22:24
12 years ago
4.4

35 km
194 km N of Ambon City, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Apr 24, 2010 07:41
12 years ago
6.0

27 km
58 km E of Pulau Gommu Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Apr 3, 2010 03:40
12 years ago
5.0

71 km
60 km S of Pulau Orangkaya Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore

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