Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 124 km east of Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Friday, October 26, 1984 at 08:49 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 124 km east of Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Friday, October 26, 1984 at 08:49 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 56 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Oct 26, 1984 08:49:24 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 56.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.623°N / 126.291°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 1.623°S / 53.709°W
Nearest volcano: Ruang (121 km / 75 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
124 km (77 mi) E of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (91 mi) E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) NW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (98 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
161 km (100 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) NW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) W of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
379 km (235 mi) ENE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
484 km (300 mi) NE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.356 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (19 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Apr 17, 1985 02:09
37 years ago
5.1

33 km
Molucca Sea, 152 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Apr 15, 1985 15:28
37 years ago
4.6

66 km
Molucca Sea, 140 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Apr 13, 1985 15:10
37 years ago
4.5

33 km
Molucca Sea, 97 km N of Pulau Gureda Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Apr 13, 1985 14:08
37 years ago
4.5

33 km
Molucca Sea, 90 km N of Pulau Gureda Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Apr 13, 1985 11:09
37 years ago
4.9

33 km
Molucca Sea, 138 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Apr 13, 1985 05:19
37 years ago
4.7

33 km
Molucca Sea, 113 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Apr 13, 1985 04:53
37 years ago
4.7

33 km
Molucca Sea, 135 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Apr 13, 1985 03:42
37 years ago
4.5

33 km
Molucca Sea, 76 km N of Pulau Gureda Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Apr 13, 1985 03:00
37 years ago
7.0

51 km
Molucca Sea, 137 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Apr 11, 1985 23:06
37 years ago
4.7

33 km
Molucca Sea, 114 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Mar 22, 1985 14:24
37 years ago
5.3

33 km
Molucca Sea, 123 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Mar 21, 1985 16:16
37 years ago
5.3

43 km
Molucca Sea, 113 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Feb 19, 1985 11:40
37 years ago
4.8

75 km
Molucca Sea, 123 km NW of Pulau Tutu Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 20, 1985 08:52
37 years ago
4.8

127 km
Molucca Sea, 94 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 5, 1985 18:22
37 years ago
5.0

33 km
Molucca Sea, 105 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Nov 23, 1984 09:28
37 years ago
4.9

33 km
116 km SE of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Oct 28, 1984 06:43
37 years ago
4.4

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

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

53 km
Molucca Sea, 115 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore

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