Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 58 km north of Pulau Tuanane Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 13 October 2009 at 11:38 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 32 km depth
Depth: 32.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.93°N / 128.232°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tarakan (130 km / 81 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
136 km (84 mi) N of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
255 km (159 mi) NNE of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
256 km (159 mi) NNE of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
376 km (233 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
409 km (254 mi) ENE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
411 km (255 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
421 km (262 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
490 km (305 mi) SE of General Santos (Philippines) (pop: 679,600) --> See nearby quakes!
541 km (336 mi) NW of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
2584 km (1606 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.0||32 km||Halmahera, Indonesia||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Molucca Sea, 58 km north of Pulau Tuanane Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, 13 October 2009 11:38 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 19 Nov 2009 01:14 UTC| M 5.4 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|5 km (3 mi) distance| USGS | Details