Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 283 km north of Ternate, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Sunday, 17 March 1968 at 20:14 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 283 km north of Ternate, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Sunday, 17 March 1968 at 20:14 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 65 km depth

Date & time: 17 Mar 1968 20:14:34 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 65.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.204°N / 128.182°E (Philippines Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tarakan (158 km / 98 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
165 km (103 mi) N of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
283 km (176 mi) NNE of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
283 km (176 mi) NNE of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
385 km (239 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
417 km (259 mi) ENE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
420 km (261 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
430 km (267 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
465 km (289 mi) SE of General Santos (Philippines) (pop: 679,600) --> See nearby quakes!
471 km (292 mi) SSE of Mati (Philippines) (pop: 105,900) --> See nearby quakes!
503 km (313 mi) SE of Digos (Philippines) (pop: 116,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 6.165 kmnorth of Halmahera, IndonesiaUSGS
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