Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 52 km south of Pulau Ligua Island, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Sunday, 24 February 1985 at 19:17 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 24 Feb 1985 19:17:45 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.146°S / 127.019°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Amasing (86 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
218 km (135 mi) SSW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
219 km (136 mi) S of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
312 km (194 mi) NNW of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
323 km (201 mi) NW of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
338 km (210 mi) SSW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
354 km (220 mi) SE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
359 km (223 mi) SE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
368 km (229 mi) SE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
379 km (236 mi) SE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
478 km (297 mi) ESE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.1||33 km||Kepulauan Obi, Indonesia||USGS|
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