Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 493 km northeast of Manado, Sulawesi Baroh, Indonesia, on Friday, 31 January 1969 at 13:48 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 40 km depth
Date & time: 31 Jan 1969 13:48:24 UTC
Depth: 40.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.356°N / 128.231°E (Philippines Sea, Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
293 km (182 mi) N of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
365 km (227 mi) SE of Mati (Philippines) (pop: 105,900) --> See nearby quakes!
391 km (243 mi) ESE of General Santos (Philippines) (pop: 679,600) --> See nearby quakes!
408 km (253 mi) NNE of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
409 km (254 mi) N of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
415 km (258 mi) SE of Digos (Philippines) (pop: 116,100) --> See nearby quakes!
467 km (290 mi) NE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
493 km (306 mi) NE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
501 km (311 mi) NE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
509 km (316 mi) NE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.0||40 km||north of Halmahera, Indonesia||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 05 Mar 1969 13:52 UTC| M 6.2 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|38 km (24 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 460 km northeast of Manado, Sulawesi Baroh, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 5 March 1969 at 13:52 (GMT)
- 03 Feb 1969 19:01 UTC| M 5.8 |30 km (18.6 mi) depth|18 km (11 mi) distance| USGS | Details