Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Saturday, 29 July 1972 at 05:04 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 139 km depth
Depth: 139.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.119°N / 123.445°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ambang (129 km / 80 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
63 km (39 mi) SE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) NNE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) SW of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
210 km (130 mi) SW of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
218 km (135 mi) SW of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
245 km (152 mi) SW of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
344 km (214 mi) ENE of Poso (pop: 47,100) --> See nearby quakes!
414 km (257 mi) ENE of Palu (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
444 km (276 mi) W of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
1973 km (1226 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.2||139 km||Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia, 29 July 1972 05:04 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 22 Sep 1972 17:36 UTC| M 5.6 |125 km (77.7 mi) depth|62 km (39 mi) distance| USGS | Details