Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 79 km northeast of Pulau Gureda Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Wednesday, January 28, 1948 at 03:47 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.611°N / 126.481°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 1.611°S / 53.519°W
Nearest volcano: Todoko-Ranu (117 km / 73 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
136 km (84 mi) NW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) E of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
154 km (96 mi) NW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (104 mi) E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (106 mi) W of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (110 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (118 mi) E of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
398 km (248 mi) ENE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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|6.5||15 km||Molucca Sea (Indonesia)||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
|Date and time||Mag|
|Mar 13, 1948 20:02|
74 years ago
|Molucca Sea, 142 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia||More|