Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 319 km north of Ternate, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Thursday, 20 February 1969 at 16:58 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 35 km depth
Date & time: 20 Feb 1969 16:58:15 UTC
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.509°N / 128.311°E (Philippines Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tarakan (194 km / 121 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
201 km (125 mi) N of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
319 km (198 mi) NNE of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
319 km (198 mi) NNE of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
415 km (258 mi) NE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
446 km (277 mi) ENE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
448 km (278 mi) SSE of Mati (Philippines) (pop: 105,900) --> See nearby quakes!
450 km (280 mi) NE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
453 km (281 mi) SE of General Santos (Philippines) (pop: 679,600) --> See nearby quakes!
460 km (286 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
487 km (302 mi) SE of Digos (Philippines) (pop: 116,100) --> 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||35 km||north of Halmahera, Indonesia||USGS|
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- 27 Mar 1969 04:46 UTC| M 6.0 |15 km (9.3 mi) depth|26 km (16 mi) distance| USGS | Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 344 km north of Ternate, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Thursday, 27 March 1969 at 04:46 (GMT)