Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 137 km east of Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Tuesday, March 8, 1966 at 05:41 GMT
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Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.903°N / 126.334°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 1.903°S / 53.666°W
Nearest volcano: Ruang (109 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
137 km (85 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) ENE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (106 mi) NW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (107 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) ENE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) W of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) NW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
394 km (245 mi) ENE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
506 km (315 mi) NE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> 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!) | about seismic energy
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|6.2||35 km||Molucca Sea (Indonesia)||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
|Date and time||Mag|
|Mar 8, 1966 06:00|
56 years ago
|131 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia||More|