Shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Molucca Sea, Indonesia

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A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the Indonesian BMKG as M6.2 hit the Molucca Sea, Indonesia at 00:43 UTC on July 10, 2021 (07:33 WIB). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting it as M6.3 at a depth of 60 km (37 miles), USGS as M6.1 at a depth of 45 km (28 miles).

The epicenter was located about 215 km (135 miles) NW of Tobelo, North Maluku, and 260 km (162 miles) NE of Tomohon, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.

There are about 17 000 people living within 100 km (62 miles).

According to the USGS, 118 000 people are estimated to have felt light shaking.

Image credit: TW/SAM, Google

The USGS issued a green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.

Overall, the population in this region resides in structures that are vulnerable to earthquake shaking, though resistant structures exist. The predominant vulnerable building types are unreinforced brick with concrete floor and precast concrete frame with wall construction.

Regional seismicity

Featured image credit: TW/SAM, Google

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