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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Tuesday, 3 August 2010
Date & time: Tuesday, 3 August 2010 12:08 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 41.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.239°N / 126.213°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tongkoko (117 km / 73 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
116 km (72 mi) SE of Bitung (pop: 137,400)
139 km (87 mi) NW of Ternate (pop: 101,700)
140 km (87 mi) E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (pop: 8,000)
145 km (90 mi) E of Tondano (pop: 33,300)
154 km (96 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900)
2305 km (1432 mi) NE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 3 Aug 12:08 UTCM 6.3 / 41 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake: Molucca Sea (Indonesia), 3 Aug 2010 12:08

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (15 quakes):
  • 06 Jan 2011 03:01 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    50.8 km (31.6 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Jan 2011 01:34 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    47.9 km (29.8 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Dec 2010 11:27 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Dec 2010 20:41 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Dec 2010 17:32 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    59.8 km (37.2 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Nov 2010 14:20 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    58.3 km (36.2 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    14037 km (8722 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 11 Nov 2010 03:34 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    54.7 km (34 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Oct 2010 16:35 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    84.4 km (52.4 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Oct 2010 12:09 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    68.4 km (42.5 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Aug 2010 14:27 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    54 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Aug 2010 13:01 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    14037 km (8722 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 11 Aug 2010 06:26 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Aug 2010 16:57 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Tuesday, 3 August 2010
 

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