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Posted by feww on April 24, 2010

Magnitude 6.4 Earthquake Strikes KEPULAUAN OBI, INDONESIA

Strong earthquake measuring 6.4Mw Struck about 205 north of Ambon, Moluccas, Indonesia, just south of the equator.

The earthquake was centered at 128.22°E, 1.85°S  and occurred at a depth of about 41km on Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 07:41:02 UTC.

NO tsunami warning/advisory was issued, and as of posting there was no report of damage or casualties.

Indonesian islands sit atop numerous fault line, which make the region one of the most seismically active areas on the planet. See below for a list of the quake in the region.

GFZ Potsdam – Earthquake Bulletin

  • Region: Halmahera, Indonesia
  • Time: 2010-04-24 07:41:03.2 UTC
  • Magnitude: 6.1 [ Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climate and Geophysics Agency, BMG, recorded the quake as a 6.4Mw]
  • Epicenter: 128.22°E 1.85°S
  • Depth: 41 km
  • Status: manually revised

© Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum – GFZ

Approximate Distances [USGS/EHP]:

  • 205 km (125 miles) N of Ambon, Moluccas, Indonesia
  • 305 km (190 miles) SSE of Ternate, Moluccas, Indonesia
  • 1215 km (750 miles) NNW of DARWIN, Northern Territory, Australia
  • 2415 km (1500 miles) E of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia

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