Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 139 km south of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Monday, 27 November 1961 at 17:10 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 25 km depth
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.454°S / 127.502°E (North Maluku, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Amasing (9 km / 6 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
133 km (82 mi) S of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) S of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
334 km (207 mi) SE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
348 km (216 mi) SE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa, North Sulawesi) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
358 km (222 mi) NNW of Amahai (Maluku) (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
359 km (223 mi) ESE of Tomohon (North Sulawesi) (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
365 km (227 mi) SE of Manado (North Sulawesi) (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
368 km (229 mi) NNW of Ambon City (Maluku) (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
421 km (261 mi) W of Sorong (West Papua) (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
2381 km (1479 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 6.2||25 km||Halmahera, Indonesia||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake 139 km south of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia, 27 November 1961 17:10 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 29 Mar 1962 20:09 UTC| M 5.8 |30 km (18.6 mi) depth|2 km (1 mi) distance| USGS | Details