Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 84 km southeast of Libuton Kelapa Island, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Thursday, 14 September 1950 at 09:05 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - Molucca Sea, 84 km southeast of Libuton Kelapa Island, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Thursday, 14 September 1950 at 09:05 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 35 km depth

Date & time: 14 Sep 1950 09:05:52 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.18°S / 124.769°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ambang (109 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
166 km (103 mi) S of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (103 mi) S of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) S of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) S of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) SSW of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
206 km (128 mi) ESE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
237 km (147 mi) ENE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
310 km (193 mi) WSW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
327 km (203 mi) WSW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
2100 km (1305 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 6.235 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake Molucca Sea, 84 km southeast of Libuton Kelapa Island, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, 14 September 1950 09:05 GMT

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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 84 km southeast of Libuton Kelapa Island, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Thursday, 14 September 1950 at 09:05 (GMT)
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