Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Halmahera Sea, 53 km south of Nusa Pigaraja Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Monday, 18 October 1965 at 21:50 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 25 km depth
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.28°S / 127.725°E (Halmahera Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Bibinoi (57 km / 35 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
225 km (140 mi) S of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
233 km (145 mi) S of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
265 km (165 mi) NNW of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
273 km (170 mi) N of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
396 km (246 mi) W of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
415 km (258 mi) SE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
425 km (264 mi) SE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
435 km (270 mi) SE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
444 km (276 mi) SE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> 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: 1.8 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||25 km||Kepulauan Obi, Indonesia||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake Halmahera Sea, 53 km south of Nusa Pigaraja Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, 18 October 1965 21:50 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 28 Oct 1965 08:58 UTC| M 5.6 |25 km (15.5 mi) depth|3 km (2 mi) distance| USGS | Details