Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 67 km west of Pulau Tutu Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Sunday, August 12, 1928 at 08:08 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.917°N / 126.949°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 1.917°S / 53.051°W
Nearest volcano: Tobaru (86 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
120 km (74 mi) W of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) NNW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) NNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
202 km (126 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
225 km (140 mi) ENE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
236 km (147 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
238 km (148 mi) ENE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
248 km (154 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
421 km (262 mi) SSE of Sarangani (Davao del Sur, Philippines) (pop: 7,510) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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|6.3||15 km||Molucca Sea (Indonesia)||USGS|
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