Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Ceram Sea, 60 km south of Pulau Tabobi Island, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 5 March 1975 at 01:17 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 53 km depth
Date & time: 5 Mar 1975 01:17:59 UTC
Depth: 53.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.343°S / 126.179°E (Ceram Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Bibinoi (245 km / 152 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
269 km (167 mi) WNW of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
324 km (201 mi) WNW of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
373 km (232 mi) SSW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
375 km (233 mi) SSW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
408 km (253 mi) ESE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
472 km (293 mi) SE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.0||53 km||Ceram Sea, Indonesia||USGS|
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