Magnitude 6.6 Earthquake Hit in Molucca Sea, Indonesia

- Time: 2024-04-09 at 09:48:01 UTC
             2024-04-09 at 18:48:01 Jayapura
- Location: 2.71° LAT, 127.09° LON
- Magnitude: Mww6.6
- Depth: 35 km
- Provider: USGS, USGS_Quakes

Picture 1: Location of the magnitude 6.6 earthquake in Molucca Sea, Indonesia.

The wider region of the 6.6 earthquake in Molucca Sea has been strongly influenced by potentially dangerous tectonic wave, or called differently, D-wave. Check out our latest updates about these seismically active tectonic waves here.

D-waves (D stands for Dangerous) are potentially dangerous tectonic waves due to the elevated seismic activity along these waves, including major seismic event and their contribution to the elevation of tectonic tractions (shear- and dynamic traction) in multiple regions worldwide.

Picture 2: Regions exposed to higher earthquake-triggering based on the D-wave, posted on April 8, 2024.

Quantectum's Macroseismic Intensity map suggests "VI" as a maximum intensity, which corresponds to VERY STRONG shaking and potential SLIGHT damage around the epicenter. Potentially exposed cities were Tobelo (pop. 34,000), Ternate (pop. 205,000), Sofifi (pop. 36,000), Bitung (pop. 225,000), Maba (pop. 13,000) and Laikit (pop. 8,000).

Picture 3: Macroseismic Intensity map for the magnitude 6.6 earthquake in Molucca Sea, Indonesia.

The earthquake also occurred in an area with HIGH seismic hazard exposure (orange alert) according to Quantectum’s alert field.

Picture 4: Picture showing high seismic hazard exposure in the region of the earthquake.

There have been no reports of damage, injuries, or casualties as a result of the earthquake so far and no particular alert was issued.


* The exact information about the magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the earthquake might be revised within the next few hours as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other data providers issue their reports.

** The information provided is a product of Quantectum's own system, please tag Quantectum when sharing it. For more detailed information, contact us by email.

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