Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 47 km north of Pulau Tuanane Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Friday, 8 October 2010 at 05:43 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - Molucca Sea, 47 km north of Pulau Tuanane Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Friday, 8 October 2010 at 05:43 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 120 km depth

Date & time: 8 Oct 2010 05:43:08 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 120.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.831°N / 128.217°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tarakan (119 km / 74 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
125 km (78 mi) N of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
244 km (152 mi) NNE of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
245 km (152 mi) NNE of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
370 km (230 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
403 km (251 mi) ENE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
405 km (251 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
415 km (258 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
497 km (309 mi) SE of General Santos (Philippines) (pop: 679,600) --> See nearby quakes!
534 km (332 mi) NW of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
2578 km (1602 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.2120 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake Molucca Sea, 47 km north of Pulau Tuanane Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, 8 October 2010 05:43 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (8 quakes):
  • 24 Mar 2011 04:59 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    58.6 km (36.4 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Feb 2011 01:54 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    116.8 km (72.6 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Jan 2011 14:56 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    156.2 km (97.1 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Jan 2011 23:05 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 2011 01:54 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    72.6 km (45.1 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Nov 2010 12:55 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    69 km (42.9 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Nov 2010 20:04 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    44.9 km (27.9 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Oct 2010 06:19 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    76 km (47.2 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 47 km north of Pulau Tuanane Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Friday, 8 October 2010 at 05:43 (GMT)
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