Large 6.3 Earthquake Strikes Southern Molucca Sea, Indonesia – Nov 14, 2011

A large earthquake measuring 6.6 (revised to 6.3) on the Richter scale has struck the Indonesian province of North Maluku.

There were no immediate reports of damage and the Indonesian National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) did not issue a tsunami warning.

BNPB spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said the quake, which was centered less than 10 kilometers deep, said it was too early to comment.

Magnitude 6.3
Date-Time
Location 0.954°S, 126.864°E
Depth 19.4 km (12.1 miles)
Region MOLUCCA SEA
Distances 200 km (124 miles) SSW of Ternate, Moluccas, Indonesia
337 km (209 miles) NNW of Ambon, Moluccas, Indonesia
853 km (530 miles) N of DILI, Timor-Leste
1347 km (836 miles) NNW of DARWIN, Northern Territory, Australia
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 13.1 km (8.1 miles); depth +/- 5.4 km (3.4 miles)
Parameters NST=173, Nph=178, Dmin=455.3 km, Rmss=1.19 sec, Gp= 29°,
M-type=centroid moment magnitude (Mw), Version=9
Source
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usc0006rlp

Source and author: earthquake.usgs.gov

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