Major magnitude 7.7 earthquake - 127 km southeast of Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Saturday, May 14, 1932 at 13:11 GMT
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Major magnitude 7.7 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.493°N / 125.805°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 0.493°S / 54.195°W
Nearest volcano: Tangkoko (133 km / 83 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
127 km (79 mi) SSE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) SE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (90 mi) SE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (90 mi) SE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) SE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
179 km (111 mi) W of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (122 mi) W of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
281 km (175 mi) WSW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
305 km (190 mi) E of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
372 km (231 mi) ENE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1016 joules (6219 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5.4 x 106 tons of TNT or 334.4 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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|7.7||15 km||Molucca Sea (Indonesia)||USGS|
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