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Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 46 km north of Pulau Gureda Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Saturday, August 10, 1968 at 05:51 GMT

Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 46 km north of Pulau Gureda Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Saturday, August 10, 1968 at 05:51 GMT

Very strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 25 km depth

Date & time: Aug 10, 1968 05:51:48 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.402°N / 126.182°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 1.402°S / 53.818°W
Nearest volcano: Tangkoko (110 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
111 km (69 mi) E of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) E of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) WNW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
154 km (95 mi) E of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (106 mi) WNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
206 km (128 mi) W of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
360 km (224 mi) ENE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
459 km (285 mi) NE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.525 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (8 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
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
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

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