Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Sunday, 17 August 1986 at 04:33 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Sunday, 17 August 1986 at 04:33 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 17 Aug 1986 04:33:14 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.082°N / 126.949°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tobaru (95 km / 59 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
124 km (77 mi) WNW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara, Maluku Utara) (pop: 10,000)
152 km (94 mi) NNW of Ternate (Maluku Utara) (pop: 101,700)
164 km (102 mi) NNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan, Maluku Utara) (pop: 36,200)
208 km (129 mi) ENE of Bitung (North Sulawesi) (pop: 137,400)
242 km (151 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa, Sulawesi Utara) (pop: 33,300)
243 km (151 mi) ENE of Manado (Sulawesi Utara) (pop: 451,900)
575 km (357 mi) SSE of Davao (Davao Region, Philippines) (pop: 1,212,500)
2416 km (1501 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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M 5.033 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake Molucca Sea (Indonesia) 17 August 04:33 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 24 Aug 1986 23:46 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    34.7 km (21.6 mi) depth
    9 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Aug 1986 09:20 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Sunday, 17 August 1986 at 04:33 (GMT)
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