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)
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Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 15 km depth
Date & time: 27 Mar 1969 04:46:25 UTC
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.745°N / 128.299°E (Philippines Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tarakan (219 km / 136 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
227 km (141 mi) N of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
344 km (214 mi) NNE of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
345 km (214 mi) NNE of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
425 km (264 mi) SSE of Mati (Philippines) (pop: 105,900) --> See nearby quakes!
429 km (267 mi) NE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
435 km (270 mi) SE of General Santos (Philippines) (pop: 679,600) --> See nearby quakes!
459 km (285 mi) NE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
464 km (288 mi) NE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
467 km (290 mi) SE of Digos (Philippines) (pop: 116,100) --> See nearby quakes!
473 km (294 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||15 km||north of Halmahera, Indonesia||USGS|
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