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Major magnitude 7.6 earthquake - 59 km north of Pulau Gureda Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Saturday, August 10, 1968 at 02:07 GMT

Major magnitude 7.6 earthquake - 59 km north of Pulau Gureda Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Saturday, August 10, 1968 at 02:07 GMT

Major magnitude 7.6 earthquake at 23 km depth

Date & time: Aug 10, 1968 02:07:06 UTC
Magnitude: 7.6
Depth: 23.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.514°N / 126.234°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 1.514°S / 53.766°W
Nearest volcano: Tangkoko (115 km / 71 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
116 km (72 mi) E of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (92 mi) E of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) WNW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
154 km (96 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
161 km (100 mi) E of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) WNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (124 mi) W of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
369 km (229 mi) ENE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
471 km (293 mi) NE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1016 joules (4402 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.8 x 106 tons of TNT or 236.7 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
7.623 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (37 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Aug 8, 1970 21:04
52 years ago
6.0

35 km
117 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 1, 1970 06:27
52 years ago
5.6

35 km
118 km E of Pulau Tahulandang Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jun 27, 1970 13:13
52 years ago
5.6

98 km
IndonesiaMore
Mar 8, 1970 11:51
52 years ago
5.7

48 km
139 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Dec 14, 1969 02:42
52 years ago
6.1

35 km
144 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Dec 13, 1969 04:03
52 years ago
5.6

45 km
50 km NE of Pulau Gureda Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Dec 8, 1969 05:04
52 years ago
5.6

115 km
106 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Aug 12, 1969 12:21
53 years ago
5.8

35 km
129 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Aug 11, 1969 23:52
53 years ago
6.2

35 km
138 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Aug 5, 1969 02:13
53 years ago
6.9

27 km
Pulau Gureda, 116 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 25, 1969 13:34
53 years ago
5.6

30 km
225 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 21, 1969 22:06
53 years ago
5.6

213 km
66 km W of Pulau Siau Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 8, 1969 04:06
53 years ago
5.6

15 km
212 km E of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Mar 27, 1969 12:41
53 years ago
6.6

50 km
54 km E of Pulau Magupung Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Mar 27, 1969 04:46
53 years ago
6.0

15 km
344 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Mar 5, 1969 13:52
53 years ago
6.2

35 km
460 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Feb 20, 1969 16:58
53 years ago
6.0

35 km
319 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Feb 20, 1969 10:30
53 years ago
6.3

55 km
297 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Feb 20, 1969 09:55
53 years ago
6.3

75 km
318 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Feb 17, 1969 00:43
53 years ago
6.3

40 km
336 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Feb 3, 1969 21:41
53 years ago
6.8

35 km
27 km E of Pulau Magupung Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Feb 3, 1969 19:01
53 years ago
5.8

30 km
475 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Feb 2, 1969 05:21
53 years ago
5.7

45 km
361 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Feb 2, 1969 01:38
53 years ago
6.0

45 km
348 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 31, 1969 00:44
53 years ago
6.4

43 km
478 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jan 30, 1969 10:29
53 years ago
7.6

60 km
23 km SE of Pulau Magupung Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jan 25, 1969 05:19
53 years ago
6.0

35 km
23 km SW of Pulau Gureda Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Nov 22, 1968 10:31
54 years ago
5.6

85 km
59 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Nov 9, 1968 20:30
54 years ago
6.1

42 km
243 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Oct 31, 1968 09:06
54 years ago
6.1

35 km
24 km N of Pulau Gureda Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Aug 18, 1968 18:56
54 years ago
5.8

35 km
Pulau Gureda, 144 km E of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Aug 17, 1968 04:00
54 years ago
6.0

35 km
44 km N of Pulau Gureda Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Aug 13, 1968 02:52
54 years ago
5.8

30 km
143 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Aug 11, 1968 20:00
54 years ago
6.0

30 km
76 km NE of Pulau Gureda Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Aug 10, 1968 08:10
54 years ago
5.9

30 km
124 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Aug 10, 1968 05:51
54 years ago
6.5

25 km
46 km N of Pulau Gureda Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Aug 10, 1968 04:05
54 years ago
5.8

20 km
53 km NE of Pulau Gureda Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore

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