7.1 magnitude earthquake 155 km from Ternate, Maluku Utara, Indonesia

2014-11-15 02:31:41 UTC

UTC time: Saturday, November 15, 2014 02:31 AM
Your time: 2014-11-15T02:31:41Z
Magnitude Type: mww
USGS status: Reviewed by a seismologist
Reports from the public: 10 people


A

7.1 magnitude earthquake

2014-11-15 02:31:41 UTC at 02:31
November 15, 2014 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 1.893, 126.522
155.2 km from Ternate (96.2 miles)

Molucca Sea

Depth: 45 km

Aftershocks:
B

5.9 magnitude earthquake

2014-11-15 02:34:59 UTC at 02:34
November 15, 2014 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 1.673, 126.298
125.2 km from Bitung (78.2 miles)

Molucca Sea

Depth: 44 km

C

5.1 magnitude earthquake

2014-11-15 02:43:16 UTC at 02:43
November 15, 2014 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 1.724, 126.283
125.2 km from Bitung (77.2 miles)

Molucca Sea

Depth: 35 km

D

4.7 magnitude earthquake

2014-11-15 02:44:31 UTC at 02:44
November 15, 2014 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 1.822, 126.21
120.2 km from Bitung (74.2 miles)

Molucca Sea

Depth: 35 km

E

4.7 magnitude earthquake

2014-11-15 02:46:44 UTC at 02:46
November 15, 2014 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 1.766, 126.415
140.2 km from Bitung (87.2 miles)

Molucca Sea

Depth: 34 km

F

4.7 magnitude earthquake

2014-11-15 02:49:12 UTC at 02:49
November 15, 2014 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 1.699, 126.334
130.2 km from Bitung (80.2 miles)

Molucca Sea

Depth: 39 km

G

4.6 magnitude earthquake

2014-11-15 02:53:44 UTC at 02:53
November 15, 2014 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 1.857, 126.547
150.2 km from Ternate (93.2 miles)

Molucca Sea

Depth: 42 km

H

4.4 magnitude earthquake

2014-11-15 02:55:34 UTC at 02:55
November 15, 2014 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 2.011, 126.753
143.2 km from Tobelo (88.2 miles)

Molucca Sea

Depth: 35 km

I

4.3 magnitude earthquake

2014-11-15 02:58:33 UTC at 02:58
November 15, 2014 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 1.872, 126.425
144.2 km from Bitung (90.2 miles)

Molucca Sea

Depth: 35 km

J

4.6 magnitude earthquake

2014-11-15 03:16:18 UTC at 03:16
November 15, 2014 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 1.759, 126.33
131.2 km from Bitung (81.2 miles)

Molucca Sea

Depth: 35 km


Tsunami advisory issued by www.tsunami.gov

000 WEAK53 PAAQ 150244 TIBAK1 PUBLIC TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1 NWS NATIONAL TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER PALMER AK 644 PM PST FRI NOV 14 2014 ...THIS IS A TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT FOR ALASKA/ BRITISH COLUMBIA/ WASHINGTON/ OREGON AND CALIFORNIA... EVALUATION ---------- * THERE IS NO TSUNAMI DANGER FOR THE AREAS LISTED ABOVE. * BASED ON EARTHQUAKE INFORMATION AND HISTORIC TSUNAMI RECORDS THE EARTHQUAKE WAS NOT SUFFICIENT TO GENERATE A TSUNAMI. * AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH PARAMETERS LISTED BELOW. PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS --------------------------------- * MAGNITUDE 7.3 * ORIGIN TIME 1732 AKST NOV 14 2014 1832 PST NOV 14 2014 0232 UTC NOV 15 2014 * COORDINATES 1.9 NORTH 126.7 EAST * DEPTH 6 MILES * LOCATION NORTHERN MOLUCCA SEA NEXT UPDATE AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION -------------------------------------- * THIS WILL BE THE ONLY U.S. NATIONAL TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER MESSAGE FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE. * REFER TO THE INTERNET SITE NTWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. * PACIFIC COASTAL REGIONS OUTSIDE CALIFORNIA... OREGON... WASHINGTON... BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALASKA SHOULD REFER TO THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER MESSAGES AT PTWC.WEATHER.GOV.
000 WEHW42 PHEB 150243 TIBHWX HIZ001>003-005>009-012>014-016>021-023>026-150443- TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1 NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI 443 PM HST FRI NOV 14 2014 TO - EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT IN THE STATE OF HAWAII SUBJECT - TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT THIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NO ACTION REQUIRED. AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS ORIGIN TIME - 0432 PM HST 14 NOV 2014 COORDINATES - 1.9 NORTH 126.7 EAST LOCATION - HALMAHERA INDONESIA MAGNITUDE - 7.3 MOMENT EVALUATION BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII. REPEAT. A DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII. THIS WILL BE THE ONLY STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED.
000 WEPA40 PHEB 150242 TSUPAC TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 1 NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI 0242 UTC SAT NOV 15 2014 ...PTWC TSUNAMI THREAT MESSAGE... **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE ***** THIS MESSAGE IS ISSUED FOR INFORMATION ONLY IN SUPPORT OF THE UNESCO/IOC PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING AND MITIGATION SYSTEM AND IS MEANT FOR NATIONAL AUTHORITIES IN EACH COUNTRY OF THAT SYSTEM. NATIONAL AUTHORITIES WILL DETERMINE THE APPROPRIATE LEVEL OF ALERT FOR EACH COUNTRY AND MAY ISSUE ADDITIONAL OR MORE REFINED INFORMATION. **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE ***** PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS --------------------------------- * MAGNITUDE 7.3 * ORIGIN TIME 0232 UTC NOV 15 2014 * COORDINATES 1.9 NORTH 126.7 EAST * DEPTH 10 KM / 6 MILES * LOCATION HALMAHERA INDONESIA EVALUATION ---------- * AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 7.3 OCCURRED IN HALMAHERA, INDONESIA AT 0232 UTC ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 15 2014. * BASED ON THE PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS... HAZARDOUS TSUNAMI WAVES ARE POSSIBLE FOR COASTS LOCATED WITHIN 300 KM OF THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER. TSUNAMI THREAT FORECAST...UPDATED --------------------------------- * HAZARDOUS TSUNAMI WAVES FROM THIS EARTHQUAKE ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN 300 KM OF THE EPICENTER ALONG THE COASTS OF INDONESIA . RECOMMENDED ACTIONS ------------------- * GOVERNMENT AGENCIES RESPONSIBLE FOR THREATENED COASTAL AREAS SHOULD TAKE ACTION TO INFORM AND INSTRUCT ANY COASTAL POPULATIONS AT RISK IN ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR OWN EVALUATION... PROCEDURES AND THE LEVEL OF THREAT. * PERSONS LOCATED IN THREATENED COASTAL AREAS SHOULD STAY ALERT FOR INFORMATION AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS FROM NATIONAL AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES. ESTIMATED TIMES OF ARRIVAL -------------------------- * ESTIMATED TIMES OF ARRIVAL -ETA- OF THE INITIAL TSUNAMI WAVE FOR PLACES WITH AN ETA WITHIN THE NEXT SIX HOURS. ACTUAL ARRIVAL TIMES MAY DIFFER AND THE INITIAL WAVE MAY NOT BE THE LARGEST. A TSUNAMI IS A SERIES OF WAVES AND THE TIME BETWEEN WAVES CAN BE FIVE MINUTES TO ONE HOUR. LOCATION REGION COORDINATES ETA(UTC) ------------------------------------------------------------ TABUKAN TENGAH INDONESIA 3.6N 125.6E 0304 11/15 BEREBERE INDONESIA 2.5N 128.7E 0309 11/15 GEME INDONESIA 4.6N 126.8E 0315 11/15 DAVAO PHILIPPINES 6.8N 125.7E 0334 11/15 PATANI INDONESIA 0.4N 128.8E 0339 11/15 SORONG INDONESIA 0.8S 131.1E 0358 11/15 MANOKWARI INDONESIA 0.8S 134.2E 0405 11/15 WARSA INDONESIA 0.6S 135.8E 0417 11/15 MALAKAL PALAU 7.3N 134.5E 0431 11/15 LEGASPI PHILIPPINES 13.2N 123.8E 0433 11/15 YAP ISLAND YAP 9.5N 138.1E 0441 11/15 PALANAN PHILIPPINES 17.1N 122.6E 0449 11/15 JAYAPURA INDONESIA 2.4S 140.8E 0503 11/15 VANIMO PAPUA NEW GUINEA 2.6S 141.3E 0510 11/15 TAITUNG TAIWAN 22.7N 121.2E 0541 11/15 GUAM GUAM 13.4N 144.7E 0542 11/15 WEWAK PAPUA NEW GUINEA 3.5S 143.6E 0543 11/15 HUALIEN TAIWAN 24.0N 121.7E 0547 11/15 SAIPAN NORTHERN MARIANA 15.3N 145.8E 0601 11/15 CHILUNG TAIWAN 25.2N 121.8E 0619 11/15 MANUS ISLAND PAPUA NEW GUINEA 2.0S 147.5E 0620 11/15 MADANG PAPUA NEW GUINEA 5.2S 145.8E 0634 11/15 OKINAWA JAPAN 26.2N 127.8E 0645 11/15 KAVIENG PAPUA NEW GUINEA 2.5S 150.7E 0652 11/15 CHICHI JIMA JAPAN 27.0N 142.3E 0653 11/15 CHUUK ISLAND CHUUK 7.4N 151.8E 0705 11/15 NOBEOKA JAPAN 32.5N 131.8E 0710 11/15 SHIMIZU JAPAN 32.8N 133.0E 0719 11/15 ULAMONA PAPUA NEW GUINEA 5.0S 151.3E 0720 11/15 LAE PAPUA NEW GUINEA 6.8S 147.0E 0722 11/15 MINAMITORISHIMA JAPAN 24.3N 154.0E 0724 11/15 RABAUL PAPUA NEW GUINEA 4.2S 152.3E 0725 11/15 POHNPEI ISLAND POHNPEI 7.0N 158.2E 0726 11/15 HACHIJO JIMA JAPAN 33.1N 139.8E 0732 11/15 KIETA PAPUA NEW GUINEA 6.1S 155.6E 0743 11/15 WOODLARK ISLAND PAPUA NEW GUINEA 9.0S 152.9E 0745 11/15 KATSUURA JAPAN 35.1N 140.3E 0746 11/15 AMUN PAPUA NEW GUINEA 6.0S 154.7E 0746 11/15 FALAMAE SOLOMON ISLANDS 7.4S 155.6E 0753 11/15 PANGGOE SOLOMON ISLANDS 6.9S 157.2E 0757 11/15 ENIWETOK MARSHALL ISLANDS 11.4N 162.3E 0804 11/15 KOSRAE ISLAND KOSRAE 5.5N 163.0E 0804 11/15 NAGASAKI JAPAN 32.7N 129.7E 0809 11/15 WAKE ISLAND WAKE ISLAND 19.3N 166.6E 0821 11/15 MUNDA SOLOMON ISLANDS 8.4S 157.2E 0824 11/15 GHATERE SOLOMON ISLANDS 7.8S 159.2E 0829 11/15 KWAJALEIN MARSHALL ISLANDS 8.7N 167.7E 0835 11/15 POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * A TSUNAMI IS A SERIES OF WAVES. THE TIME BETWEEN WAVE CRESTS CAN VARY FROM 5 MINUTES TO AN HOUR. THE HAZARD MAY PERSIST FOR MANY HOURS OR LONGER AFTER THE INITIAL WAVE. * IMPACTS CAN VARY SIGNIFICANTLY FROM ONE SECTION OF COAST TO THE NEXT DUE TO LOCAL BATHYMETRY AND THE SHAPE AND ELEVATION OF THE SHORELINE. * IMPACTS CAN ALSO VARY DEPENDING UPON THE STATE OF THE TIDE AT THE TIME OF THE MAXIMUM TSUNAMI WAVES. * PERSONS CAUGHT IN THE WATER OF A TSUNAMI MAY DROWN... BE CRUSHED BY DEBRIS IN THE WATER... OR BE SWEPT OUT TO SEA. NEXT UPDATE AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION -------------------------------------- * THE NEXT MESSAGE WILL BE ISSUED IN ONE HOUR... OR SOONER IF THE SITUATION WARRANTS. * AUTHORITATIVE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EARTHQUAKE FROM THE U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY CAN BE FOUND ON THE INTERNET AT EARTHQUAKE.USGS.GOV/EARTHQUAKES -ALL LOWER CASE-. * FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THIS EVENT MAY BE FOUND AT PTWC.WEATHER.GOV AND AT WWW.TSUNAMI.GOV. * COASTAL REGIONS OF HAWAII... AMERICAN SAMOA... GUAM... AND CNMI SHOULD REFER TO PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER MESSAGES SPECIFICALLY FOR THOSE PLACES THAT CAN BE FOUND AT PTWC.WEATHER.GOV. * COASTAL REGIONS OF CALIFORNIA... OREGON... WASHINGTON... BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALASKA SHOULD ONLY REFER TO U.S. NATIONAL TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER MESSAGES THAT CAN BE FOUND AT NTWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV.