Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 118 km south of Bitung, Sulawesi Baroh, Indonesia, on Friday, 9 August 1985 at 16:35 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 90 km depth
Date & time: 9 Aug 1985 16:35:55 UTC
Depth: 89.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.426°N / 125.451°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Sempu (110 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
115 km (71 mi) SSE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (74 mi) SSE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) SE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (80 mi) SSE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) SSE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
219 km (136 mi) W of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
237 km (147 mi) W of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
266 km (165 mi) E of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
334 km (207 mi) ENE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
569 km (354 mi) NW of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> 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||90 km||Molucca Sea (Indonesia)||USGS|
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