Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Halmahera, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 11 May 1983 at 00:17 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - Halmahera, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 11 May 1983 at 00:17 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 125 km depth

Date & time: 11 May 1983 12:17:12 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 125.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.293°N / 128.34°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tarakan (77 km / 48 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
73 km (45 mi) NNE of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara, Maluku Utara) (pop: 10,000)
194 km (120 mi) NNE of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan, North Maluku) (pop: 36,200)
198 km (123 mi) NNE of Ternate (North Maluku) (pop: 101,700)
362 km (225 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400)
398 km (248 mi) ENE of Manado (North Sulawesi) (pop: 451,900)
480 km (298 mi) NW of Sorong (West Papua) (pop: 125,500)
697 km (433 mi) SE of Budta (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Philippines) (pop: 1,273,700)
2568 km (1596 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
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 6.2125 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake Halmahera, Indonesia, 11 May 00:17 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 20 Oct 1983 10:22 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    73.9 km (45.9 mi) depth
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Jul 1983 00:58 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    162.1 km (100.7 mi) depth
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Jun 1983 17:37 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    23 km (14.3 mi) depth
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Halmahera, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 11 May 1983 at 00:17 (GMT)
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