Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Kepulauan Obi, Indonesia, on Saturday, 24 April 2010 at 07:41 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Kepulauan Obi, Indonesia, on Saturday, 24 April 2010 at 07:41 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 27 km depth

Date & time: 24 Apr 2010 07:41:00 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 27.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.912°S / 128.122°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Bibinoi (135 km / 84 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
182 km (113 mi) NNW of Amahai (Maluku) (pop: 47,700)
199 km (123 mi) N of Ambon City (Maluku) (pop: 355,600)
301 km (187 mi) SSE of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan, North Maluku) (pop: 36,200)
312 km (194 mi) SSE of Ternate (North Maluku) (pop: 101,700)
367 km (228 mi) WSW of Sorong (West Papua) (pop: 125,500)
497 km (309 mi) SE of Bitung (pop: 137,400)
524 km (326 mi) SE of Manado (North Sulawesi) (pop: 451,900)
2408 km (1496 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
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 6.027 kmKepulauan Obi, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Kepulauan Obi, Indonesia, 24 April 07:41 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 30 Jul 2010 20:48 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    35.8 km (22.2 mi) depth
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 May 2010 10:54 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    26.3 km (16.3 mi) depth
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 May 2010 16:38 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    44.8 km (27.8 mi) depth
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Apr 2010 22:24 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Kepulauan Obi, Indonesia, on Saturday, 24 April 2010 at 07:41 (GMT)
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