Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 85 km southeast of Pulau Tulang Island, Sulawesi Baroh, Indonesia, on Friday, 7 December 1984 at 04:50 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 35 km depth
Date & time: 7 Dec 1984 04:50:14 UTC
Depth: 34.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.364°N / 125.341°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Soputan (107 km / 66 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
115 km (71 mi) SSE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) SSE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (76 mi) S of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) SSE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (84 mi) SSE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) WSW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
250 km (155 mi) W of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
254 km (158 mi) E of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
319 km (199 mi) ENE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
573 km (356 mi) NW of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.8||35 km||Molucca Sea (Indonesia)||USGS|
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