Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - Northern Molucca Sea on Saturday, 15 November 2014

Muy fuerte terremoto magnitud 7.0 - Molucca Sea, 155 km ENE of Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, sábado, 15 nov. 2014

Muy fuerte terremoto magnitud 7.0 - Molucca Sea, 155 km ENE of Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, sábado, 15 nov. 2014

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 53 km depth

15 Nov 02:35 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 3 minutos.
Nov 15 03:10: Magnitud recalculada de 7.1 a 7.0.
Profundidad recalculada de 59.0 a 53.0 km.
Fecha & hora: 15 Nov 2014 02:31:43 UTC
Magnitud: 7
Profundidad: 53.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 1.98°N / 126.48°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Volcán mas cercano: Ruang (123 km / 76 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
155 km al ENE de Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
166 km al NO de Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
172 km al O de Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
176 km al ENE de Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
183 km al NO de Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
190 km al ENE de Manado (pop: 451,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
190 km al ENE de Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
200 km al ENE de Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
412 km al ENE de Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
2363 km al ENE de Yakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
119 km al ONO de Pulau Tongidi Island --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
399 km al S de Pulau Mianggas Island --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Fuente primaria de datos: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Energía liberada estimada: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
M 7.053 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGFZ
M 7.151 km MOLUCCA SEAEMSC
M 7.135 km156km NW of Kota Ternate, IndonesiaUSGS
M 7.368 kmNorthern Molucca SeaGeoAu

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User reports for this quake (18)

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Sweden,Eskilstuna / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : I felt the 12.11.2014 between the hours of 11:00 to 23:00 with severe headache, vertigo with rocking sensitive. And I live in Sweden. My doctor does not believe me that I can feel them heavy blows days before between 12 to 72 hours and I get them only on the left side of the head.
Sweden, Eskilstuna / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : I felt the 11/12/2014 between the hours of 1100 to 2300 but severe headache, vertigo with rocking sensitive. And I live in Sweden. My doctor does not believe me that I can feel them heavy blows and I get them only on the left side of the head.
Sweden, Eskilstuna / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : I felt the 11/12/2014 between the hours of 1100 to 2300 but severe headache, vertigo with rocking sensitive. And I live in Sweden. My doctor does not believe me that I can feel them heavy blows and I get them only on the left side of the head.
Sweden, Eskilstuna / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : I felt the 11/12/2014 between the hours of 1100 to 2300 but severe headache, vertigo with rocking sensitive. And I live in Sweden. My doctor does not believe me that I can feel them heavy blows and I get them only on the left side of the head.
Minahasa Utara, North Sulawesi / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
takengon / not felt
takengon / not felt
singapore / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
Manado, North Sulawesi / Weak shaking (MMI III) : when the earthquake attack,, I was in classroom on 3rd floor, suddenly, I hear the sound of tables, door, shakes, hit each other, we run out, go down,, that's very scary,, we all panic,, we starts to worrying about the tsunami potential,,, after that, we back to the class, and the following earthquakes stil happen,, when I write this,, there are many following earthquakes,, but not to strong as the first. sorry my english not good
Manado International School / Weak shaking (MMI III)
lembeh strait / Bitung? / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
lembeh strait / Bitung? / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
manado / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Manado / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Chennai (India, 5244 km W of epicenter) : i felt before 10 hrs (reported through EMSC)
Manado (Indonesia, 193 km W of epicenter) : I was sitting down watching movie and the sofa (with me and my hubby) on it was shaking hardly. The door and windows were rattling loudly... It's around 30 to 60 minutes... Everyone in the neighborhood were running outside. The worse part is knowing that it's still continued with the other earthquakes until now... When it will stop? (reported through EMSC)
Gorontalo (Indonesia, 412 km W of epicenter) : Vibration was quite loud on the 2nd floor.. (reported through EMSC)
Manado (Indonesia, 190 km W of epicenter) : The quake felt strong 7 second. many people was panic. The quake VI MMI (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the M 7.0 terremoto: Molucca Sea, 155 km al noreste de Bitung, Célebes Septentrional, Indonesia Sat, 15 Nov 2014 02:31

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (308 quakes):
  • 11 Nov 2016 13:37 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    67 km (41.6 mi) depth
    |
    113 km (70 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 11 Nov 2016 13:37 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    167 km (104 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 11 Nov 2016 08:28 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    52 km (32.3 mi) depth
    |
    115 km (71 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 06 Nov 2016 13:41 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    52 km (32.3 mi) depth
    |
    75 km (46 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 04 Nov 2016 17:23 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    106 km (66 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 27 Oct 2016 23:48 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    52 km (32.3 mi) depth
    |
    130 km (81 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 27 Oct 2016 08:17 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    80 km (49.7 mi) depth
    |
    104 km (64 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 25 Oct 2016 08:24 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    158.8 km (98.7 mi) depth
    |
    111 km (69 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Oct 2016 16:10 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    97.3 km (60.5 mi) depth
    |
    93 km (58 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Oct 2016 04:50 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    46 km (28.6 mi) depth
    |
    73 km (46 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Oct 2016 08:38 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    150 km (93.2 mi) depth
    |
    106 km (66 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 19 Oct 2016 17:16 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    180 km (112 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 19 Oct 2016 04:54 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    56 km (34.8 mi) depth
    |
    108 km (67 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 09 Oct 2016 14:46 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    137 km (85.1 mi) depth
    |
    114 km (71 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 08 Oct 2016 18:16 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    129 km (80 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 07 Oct 2016 16:17 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    131 km (81.4 mi) depth
    |
    92 km (57 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • Show all

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Muy fuerte terremoto magnitud 7.0 - Molucca Sea, 155 km ENE of Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, sábado, 15 nov. 2014

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