Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 57 km west of Pulau Laba Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Saturday, July 29, 1950 at 16:45 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 30 km depth
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.384°N / 127.233°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 2.384°S / 52.767°W
Nearest volcano: Tarakan (91 km / 57 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
113 km (70 mi) NW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (111 mi) N of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) NNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
249 km (155 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
270 km (168 mi) ENE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
283 km (176 mi) ENE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
284 km (177 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
295 km (183 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
444 km (276 mi) SSE of Glan (Sarangani, Philippines) (pop: 24,300) --> See nearby quakes!
453 km (282 mi) SSE of Malapatan (Sarangani, Philippines) (pop: 19,400) --> 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||30 km||Molucca Sea (Indonesia)||USGS|
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