Magnitude 7.5 - MOLUCCA SEA
2007 January 21 11:27:45 UTC
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|Depth||22 km (13.7 miles) set by location program|
|Distances||125 km (80 miles) WNW of Ternate, Moluccas, Indonesia|
165 km (105 miles) ESE of Manado, Sulawesi, Indonesia
1605 km (1000 miles) SSE of MANILA, Philippines
2310 km (1430 miles) ENE of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia
|Location Uncertainty||horizontal +/- 6.8 km (4.2 miles); depth fixed by location program|
|Parameters||NST=155, Nph=155, Dmin=>999 km, Rmss=1.13 sec, Gp= 32°,|
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=S
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The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: A major earthquake occurred 130 km (80 miles) WNW of Ternate, Moluccas, Indonesia 165 km (100 miles) E of Manado, Sulawesi, Indonesia at 5:27 AM MDT, Jan 21, 2007 (6:54 PM local time in Molucca Sea). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. No reports of damage or casualties have been received at this time; however, this earthquake may have caused damage due to its location and size.
One person died of a heart attack, 3 others killed, 4 others injured and minor damage to some buildings at Mandano, Sulawesi, Indonesia. Felt (VI) on Ternate; (VI) at Bitung and Tondano, (V) at Kotamobagu, (IV) at Gorontalo, Sulawesi; (IV) in southern Halmahera, Indonesia.
Scientific & Technical Information
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NOAA Tsunami Bulletins for this Earthquake
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