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Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - 126 km northwest of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Monday, July 23, 1984 at 16:03 GMT

Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - 126 km northwest of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Monday, July 23, 1984 at 16:03 GMT

Very strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 26 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Jul 23, 1984 16:03:39 UTC
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 25.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.384°N / 126.419°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 1.384°S / 53.581°W
Nearest volcano: Hiri (114 km / 71 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
126 km (78 mi) WNW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) E of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) WNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
161 km (100 mi) E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (104 mi) E of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) E of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (112 mi) WSW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
385 km (239 mi) ENE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.426 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (18 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jan 5, 1985 18:22
37 years ago
5.0

33 km
105 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 1, 1985 17:57
37 years ago
5.1

66 km
88 km W of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Nov 23, 1984 09:28
38 years ago
4.9

33 km
116 km SE of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Nov 8, 1984 15:33
38 years ago
4.8

91 km
120 km W of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Oct 28, 1984 06:43
38 years ago
4.4

51 km
152 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Oct 28, 1984 06:04
38 years ago
4.6

39 km
131 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Oct 26, 1984 09:12
38 years ago
5.3

53 km
115 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Oct 26, 1984 08:49
38 years ago
6.3

56 km
124 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Oct 19, 1984 17:45
38 years ago
5.8

76 km
58 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Oct 9, 1984 02:08
38 years ago
4.8

77 km
138 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Aug 3, 1984 00:54
38 years ago
5.1

59 km
112 km SE of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 26, 1984 00:00
38 years ago
4.8

33 km
96 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 25, 1984 20:10
38 years ago
4.7

33 km
120 km W of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jul 25, 1984 19:34
38 years ago
5.9

44 km
105 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jul 25, 1984 17:23
38 years ago
5.4

34 km
116 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jul 25, 1984 17:21
38 years ago
4.9

33 km
118 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jul 25, 1984 17:14
38 years ago
5.0

33 km
119 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jul 23, 1984 17:14
38 years ago
4.9

63 km
121 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore

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