Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 36 km southwest of Pulau Gegoru Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Monday, 14 November 2011 at 04:05 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - Molucca Sea, 36 km southwest of Pulau Gegoru Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Monday, 14 November 2011 at 04:05 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 17 km depth

Date & time: 14 Nov 2011 04:05:11 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 17.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.949°S / 126.91°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Amasing (79 km / 49 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
201 km (125 mi) SSW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) SSW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
329 km (204 mi) SE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
335 km (208 mi) SE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
337 km (209 mi) NNW of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
344 km (214 mi) SE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
347 km (216 mi) NW of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
354 km (220 mi) SE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
459 km (285 mi) ESE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
2302 km (1431 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.317 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake Molucca Sea, 36 km southwest of Pulau Gegoru Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, 14 November 2011 04:05 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (38 quakes):
  • 09 Mar 2012 10:01 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Feb 2012 20:41 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    20.8 km (12.9 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Feb 2012 09:00 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Feb 2012 07:06 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Jan 2012 13:16 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Jan 2012 22:38 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    13.2 km (8.2 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Jan 2012 05:04 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    34.3 km (21.3 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Jan 2012 11:54 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Jan 2012 15:34 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Jan 2012 16:09 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Jan 2012 15:38 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Jan 2012 14:18 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    11.2 km (7 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Jan 2012 13:47 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Jan 2012 13:44 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Jan 2012 12:50 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    19.1 km (11.9 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Jan 2012 01:19 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    41.1 km (25.5 mi) depth
    |
    1 km (1 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 36 km southwest of Pulau Gegoru Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Monday, 14 November 2011 at 04:05 (GMT)
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