Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 37 km northeast of Pulau Lipumatole Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Sunday, 21 March 1965 at 11:08 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 29 km depth
Depth: 28.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.547°S / 126.623°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Amasing (148 km / 92 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
273 km (170 mi) SSW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
275 km (171 mi) SSW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
295 km (183 mi) NW of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
324 km (201 mi) NW of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
370 km (230 mi) SSE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
370 km (230 mi) SSE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
377 km (234 mi) SSE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
390 km (243 mi) SSE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
459 km (285 mi) ESE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
2255 km (1401 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> 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!) More info
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|M 6.3||29 km||Kepulauan Sula, Indonesia||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake Molucca Sea, 37 km northeast of Pulau Lipumatole Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, 21 March 1965 11:08 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
- 30 Jun 1965 02:53 UTC| M 5.8 |30 km (18.6 mi) depth|23 km (14 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 05 Jun 1965 03:49 UTC| M 5.6 |20 km (12.4 mi) depth|14 km (9 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 26 Apr 1965 09:47 UTC| M 5.7 |25 km (15.5 mi) depth|22 km (13 mi) distance| USGS | Details