Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 44 km south of Libuton Kelapa Island, Sulawesi Baroh, Indonesia, on Monday, 22 April 1985 at 09:36 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 44 km south of Libuton Kelapa Island, Sulawesi Baroh, Indonesia, on Monday, 22 April 1985 at 09:36 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 113 km depth

Date & time: 22 Apr 1985 09:36:54 UTC
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 113.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.045°N / 124.258°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ambang (79 km / 49 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
144 km (89 mi) ESE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
154 km (96 mi) SSW of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) SSW of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (107 mi) SSW of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) SSW of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) NE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
357 km (222 mi) WSW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
375 km (233 mi) WSW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
488 km (303 mi) NNE of Kendari (pop: 195,000) --> See nearby quakes!
603 km (375 mi) NW of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 5.4113 kmMinahasa, Sulawesi, IndonesiaUSGS
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