Information message about a strong earthquake in the north of the Moluccan Sea on November 14, 2019.

An earthquake (very strong on the SHSI-17 scale) with M = 7 occurred on November 14, 2019 at 16:17 GMT (19:17 Moscow time) in the north of the Moluccan Sea.

Parameters of the earthquake have been determined in the Alert Service (AS) of Information Processing Center (IPC) of Geophysical Survey of RAS in Obninsk with station data obtained from digital and analog seismic stations of Russia, countries of CIS and from abroad. Alert message on this earthquake has been delivered in 14 min after registration to the Ministry of Emergency of the Russian Federation (EMERCOM).

Preliminary processing has been done with data from 22 stations, accurate processing - with data from 69.

The red marker on the map is the epicenter of the earthquake, its focus was in the north of the Moluccan Sea, at a depth of 45 km, 145 km northwest off Ternate, Indonesia and 164 km east off Manado, Indonesia.
Time in origin (GMT) Latitude, degree Longitude, degree Depth, km Stations number Ms/N mb/N I0 (calculated) GAP Center
1 16:17:40.0 1.55 126.32 45.0 69 7.0/38 7.3/42 7.5-8 65 GS RAS(Verified)
Federal research center, Geophysical survey of Russian Academy of Sciences
2 16:17:35.9 1.46 126.28 10.0 22 7.3/17 10.5-11 GS RAS(Preliminary)
Federal research center, Geophysical survey of Russian Academy of Sciences
3 16:17:42.4 1.62 126.42 52.0 288 Mw 7.1 22 CSEM
European - Mediterranean seismological center
4 16:17:40.5 1.6 126.42 33.0 192 Mw 7.1 7.0 17 NEIC
National Earthquakes Information Center of US Geological Service