Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - 24 km north of Pulau Gureda Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Thursday, June 12, 1947 at 09:02 GMT
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Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.201°N / 126.156°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 1.201°S / 53.844°W
Nearest volcano: Tangkoko (112 km / 70 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
111 km (69 mi) ESE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) ESE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) E of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (89 mi) WNW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (92 mi) ESE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) E of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) WNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
214 km (133 mi) WSW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
352 km (219 mi) ENE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
445 km (276 mi) ENE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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|7.0||15 km||Molucca Sea (Indonesia)||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)
|Date and time||Mag|
|Mar 13, 1948 20:02|
74 years ago
|142 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia||More|
|Jan 28, 1948 03:47|
74 years ago
|79 km NE of Pulau Gureda Island, North Maluku, Indonesia||More|