Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 40 km southwest of Pulau Gegoru Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Friday, 27 September 1957 at 04:08 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Molucca Sea, 40 km southwest of Pulau Gegoru Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Friday, 27 September 1957 at 04:08 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 20 km depth

Date & time: 27 Sep 1957 04:08:29 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.056°S / 126.97°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Amasing (81 km / 50 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
210 km (130 mi) SSW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
210 km (131 mi) SSW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
323 km (201 mi) NNW of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
334 km (207 mi) NW of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
343 km (213 mi) SE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
348 km (216 mi) SE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
357 km (222 mi) SE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
368 km (229 mi) SE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
469 km (292 mi) ESE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
2306 km (1433 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.120 kmKepulauan Sula, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake Molucca Sea, 40 km southwest of Pulau Gegoru Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, 27 September 1957 04:08 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 27 Sep 1957 05:56 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 40 km southwest of Pulau Gegoru Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Friday, 27 September 1957 at 04:08 (GMT)
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