Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Halmahera, Indonesia, on Sunday, 10 August 1986 at 04:40 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - Halmahera, Indonesia, on Sunday, 10 August 1986 at 04:40 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 104 km depth

Date & time: 10 Aug 1986 04:40:49 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 104.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.985°N / 128.271°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tarakan (52 km / 32 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
41 km (25 mi) NE of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000)
160 km (99 mi) NNE of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200)
165 km (103 mi) NE of Ternate (pop: 101,700)
348 km (216 mi) E of Bitung (pop: 137,400)
381 km (237 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300)
385 km (239 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900)
461 km (286 mi) NW of Sorong (pop: 125,500)
2548 km (1583 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
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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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 6.2104 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake Halmahera, Indonesia, 10 August 04:40 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 27 Dec 1986 05:15 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    62.3 km (38.7 mi) depth
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Oct 1986 04:28 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    129.5 km (80.5 mi) depth
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Halmahera, Indonesia, on Sunday, 10 August 1986 at 04:40 (GMT)
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