Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 143 km northwest of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 13 August 1968 at 02:52 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 30 km depth
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.704°N / 126.477°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Todoko-Ranu (121 km / 75 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
143 km (89 mi) NW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) E of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
161 km (100 mi) NW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (106 mi) W of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
183 km (114 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
401 km (249 mi) ENE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
2351 km (1461 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.8||30 km||Molucca Sea (Indonesia)||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.8 quake Molucca Sea, 143 km northwest of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia, 13 August 1968 02:52 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 17 Aug 1968 04:00 UTC| M 6.0 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|44 km (28 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)