Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Halmahera, Indonesia, on Saturday, 16 September 1972 at 10:51 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake  - Halmahera, Indonesia, on Saturday, 16 September 1972 at 10:51 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 160 km depth

Date & time: 16 Sep 1972 10:51:41 UTC
Magnitude: 5.7
Depth: 160.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.215°N / 128.225°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tarakan (61 km / 38 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
59 km (37 mi) NNE of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) NNE of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (114 mi) NNE of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
348 km (216 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
370 km (230 mi) ENE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
382 km (237 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
384 km (239 mi) ENE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
393 km (244 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
482 km (300 mi) NW of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
2553 km (1586 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.7160 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaUSGS
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Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Halmahera, Indonesia, on Saturday, 16 September 1972 at 10:51 (GMT)
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Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Halmahera, Indonesia, on Saturday, 16 September 1972 at 10:51 (GMT)
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