Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Halmahera Sea, 22 km northeast of Pulau Jojikula Island, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Friday, 25 January 1985 at 12:38 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 64 km depth
Date & time: 25 Jan 1985 12:38:53 UTC
Depth: 63.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.029°S / 128.574°E (Halmahera Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Bibinoi (99 km / 62 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
227 km (141 mi) SSE of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
242 km (150 mi) SE of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
260 km (161 mi) N of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
299 km (186 mi) W of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
300 km (186 mi) N of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
313 km (195 mi) SSE of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
467 km (290 mi) SE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
489 km (304 mi) SE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.0||64 km||Kepulauan Obi, Indonesia||USGS|
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