Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 42 km northwest of Pulau Sedeng Island, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 12 August 1986 at 16:09 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 12 Aug 1986 16:09:37 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.502°N / 127.457°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tarakan (85 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
106 km (66 mi) NW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (118 mi) N of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (122 mi) N of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
278 km (172 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
298 km (185 mi) ENE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
311 km (193 mi) ENE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
313 km (194 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
323 km (201 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
475 km (295 mi) SSE of General Santos (Philippines) (pop: 679,600) --> See nearby quakes!
566 km (352 mi) NW of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.3||33 km||Molucca Sea (Indonesia)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 24 Aug 1986 09:37 UTC| M 4.2 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|25 km (16 mi) distance| USGS | Details