Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - Halmahera Sea, 50 km south of Nusa Pigaraja Island, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Thursday, 28 October 1965 at 08:58 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 25 km depth
Date & time: 28 Oct 1965 08:58:27 UTC
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.257°S / 127.735°E (Halmahera Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Bibinoi (54 km / 34 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
223 km (138 mi) S of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
231 km (144 mi) S of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
266 km (166 mi) NNW of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
276 km (171 mi) N of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
333 km (207 mi) S of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
394 km (245 mi) W of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
414 km (257 mi) SE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
424 km (263 mi) SE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
434 km (270 mi) SE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
443 km (275 mi) SE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.6||25 km||Kepulauan Obi, Indonesia||USGS|
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