Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 41 km north of Pulau Sedeng Island, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Thursday, 21 August 1986 at 23:48 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 21 Aug 1986 23:48:56 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.668°N / 127.777°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tarakan (93 km / 58 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
108 km (67 mi) NNW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
213 km (133 mi) N of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
216 km (134 mi) N of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
318 km (197 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
351 km (218 mi) ENE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
353 km (219 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
363 km (226 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
480 km (298 mi) SE of General Santos (Philippines) (pop: 679,600) --> See nearby quakes!
497 km (309 mi) SE of Polomolok (Philippines) (pop: 64,000) --> See nearby quakes!
553 km (344 mi) NW of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.0||33 km||Molucca Sea (Indonesia)||USGS|
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