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Major mag. 7.5 earthquake - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Thursday, 14 August 1986

Major mag. 7.5 earthquake  - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Thursday, 14 August 1986
Date & time: Thursday, 14 August 1986 19:39 UTC
Magnitude: 7.5
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.795°N / 126.519°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Gamkonora (121 km / 75 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
147 km (92 mi) NW of Ternate (pop: 101,700)
153 km (95 mi) NE of Bitung (pop: 137,400)
165 km (102 mi) NW of Sofifi (pop: 36,200)
166 km (103 mi) W of Tobelo (pop: 10,000)
189 km (117 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900)
2359 km (1466 mi) NE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1016 joules (3117 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.7 x 106 tons of TNT or 167.6 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 14 Aug 19:39 UTCM 7.5 / 33 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.5 quake: Molucca Sea (Indonesia), 14 Aug 1986 19:39

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (129 quakes):
  • 12 Aug 1988 07:56 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    113 km (70.2 mi) depth
    |
    97 km (60 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Aug 1988 04:39 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    222.4 km (138.2 mi) depth
    |
    162 km (101 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Jul 1988 23:41 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    156.3 km (97.1 mi) depth
    |
    108 km (67 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Jul 1988 05:13 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    68.9 km (42.8 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Jul 1988 21:13 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    171.5 km (106.6 mi) depth
    |
    207 km (129 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Jul 1988 06:05 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    30.6 km (19 mi) depth
    |
    171 km (106 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Jul 1988 14:38 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    38 km (23.6 mi) depth
    |
    219 km (136 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Jun 1988 04:11 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    69.4 km (43.1 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 May 1988 03:04 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    38.8 km (24.1 mi) depth
    |
    195 km (121 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Apr 1988 12:59 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    73.1 km (45.4 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Apr 1988 20:17 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    69.3 km (43.1 mi) depth
    |
    159 km (99 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Apr 1988 20:48 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    75 km (46.6 mi) depth
    |
    85 km (53 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Apr 1988 19:10 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    40.4 km (25.1 mi) depth
    |
    227 km (141 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Apr 1988 19:01 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    65.1 km (40.5 mi) depth
    |
    215 km (134 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Apr 1988 02:20 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    77.9 km (48.4 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Apr 1988 07:57 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    151.5 km (94.1 mi) depth
    |
    107 km (67 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Major mag. 7.5 earthquake - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Thursday, 14 August 1986

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