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Major magnitude 7.6 earthquake - 23 km southeast of Pulau Magupung Island, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Thursday, January 30, 1969 at 10:29 GMT

Major magnitude 7.6 earthquake - 23 km southeast of Pulau Magupung Island, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Thursday, January 30, 1969 at 10:29 GMT Major magnitude 7.6 earthquake - 23 km southeast of Pulau Magupung Island, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Thursday, January 30, 1969 at 10:29 GMT

Major magnitude 7.6 earthquake at 60 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 30, 1969 10:29:41 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude7.6
Depth60.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude4.569°N / 127.306°E (Philippine Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode4.569°S / 52.694°W
Shaking intensityVery strong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoNorth Kawio (204 km / 127 mi)
Nearby towns and cities278 km (173 mi) SE of Malita (Philippines) (pop: 41,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
281 km (175 mi) SE of Alabel (Philippines) (pop: 43,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
291 km (181 mi) SSE of Mati (Philippines) (pop: 105,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
292 km (182 mi) SE of General Santos City (Philippines) (pop: 679,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
294 km (183 mi) SE of Maluñgun (Philippines) (pop: 52,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
325 km (202 mi) NNW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
418 km (260 mi) NE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
439 km (273 mi) NE of Manado (pop: 451,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
450 km (280 mi) NE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
456 km (283 mi) NE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1.6 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
7.660 kmKepulauan Talaud, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (37 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jan 27, 1971 16:05
51 years ago
5.6

105 km
138 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Dec 10, 1970 20:05
52 years ago
5.7

115 km
34 km SW of Nusa Kahatola Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Nov 21, 1970 02:51
52 years ago
5.6

125 km
Pulau Cinamadoidu, 63 km NE of Tobelo, IndonesiaMore
Jul 5, 1970 14:12
52 years ago
5.8

45 km
35 km SE of Daquit Island, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
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 30, 1970 16:46
52 years ago
6.8

50 km
34 km SE of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Mar 20, 1970 11:07
52 years ago
5.7

50 km
Indonesia, 92 km S of Glan, Sarangani, Soccsksargen, PhilippinesMore
Mar 8, 1970 11:51
52 years ago
5.7

48 km
139 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Mar 4, 1970 14:27
52 years ago
6.1

35 km
82 km NE of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Jan 11, 1970 05:02
53 years ago
6.0

45 km
82 km NE of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Jan 10, 1970 14:16
53 years ago
5.7

40 km
66 km SE of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Jan 10, 1970 13:59
53 years ago
5.7

40 km
76 km E of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Jan 10, 1970 12:07
53 years ago
7.2

40 km
55 km E of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Dec 14, 1969 02:42
53 years ago
6.1

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

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

115 km
106 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Sep 19, 1969 01:29
53 years ago
5.7

93 km
4.3 km SW of Suyan, Sarangani, Soccsksargen, PhilippinesMore
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
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 25, 1969 01:35
53 years ago
5.7

65 km
34 km S of Pulau Baronto Island, 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 13:48
53 years ago
6.0

40 km
493 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jan 31, 1969 00:44
53 years ago
6.4

43 km
478 km NE of Manado, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore

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