Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Friday, 11 January 1985 at 14:41 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Friday, 11 January 1985 at 14:41 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 189 km depth

Date & time: 11 Jan 1985 14:41:58 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 189.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.196°N / 123.582°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ambang (111 km / 69 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
69 km (43 mi) ESE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) NE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (115 mi) SW of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) SW of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) SW of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) SW of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
361 km (224 mi) ENE of Poso (pop: 47,100) --> See nearby quakes!
428 km (266 mi) W of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
431 km (268 mi) ENE of Palu (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
1990 km (1237 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
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 6.2189 kmMinahasa, Sulawesi, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia, 11 January 1985 14:41 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes):
  • 25 Jun 1985 22:16 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    256.6 km (159.4 mi) depth
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Jun 1985 12:35 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    133.6 km (83 mi) depth
    46 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 May 1985 02:50 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    145.7 km (90.5 mi) depth
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 May 1985 18:46 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    184.8 km (114.8 mi) depth
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Feb 1985 08:34 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    164.9 km (102.5 mi) depth
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Feb 1985 18:37 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    278.6 km (173.1 mi) depth
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Friday, 11 January 1985 at 14:41 (GMT)

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