Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 124 km east of Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Saturday, 10 August 1968 at 08:10 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 30 km depth
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.619°N / 126.297°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ruang (122 km / 76 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
124 km (77 mi) E of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (94 mi) NW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (100 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) NW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) W of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
379 km (236 mi) ENE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
2329 km (1447 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.9||30 km||Molucca Sea (Indonesia)||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.9 quake Molucca Sea, 124 km east of Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, 10 August 1968 08:10 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
- 17 Aug 1968 04:00 UTC| M 6.0 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|29 km (18 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 44 km north of Pulau Gureda Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Saturday, 17 August 1968 at 04:00 (GMT)
- 13 Aug 1968 02:52 UTC| M 5.8 |30 km (18.6 mi) depth|22 km (14 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 11 Aug 1968 20:00 UTC| M 6.0 |30 km (18.6 mi) depth|21 km (13 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 76 km northeast of Pulau Gureda Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Sunday, 11 August 1968 at 20:00 (GMT)