Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Monday, 25 August 1986 at 00:13 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Monday, 25 August 1986 at 00:13 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 25 Aug 1986 12:13:38 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.066°N / 126.801°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tobaru (108 km / 67 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
139 km (87 mi) WNW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000)
156 km (97 mi) NNW of Ternate (pop: 101,700)
170 km (106 mi) NNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200)
192 km (119 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400)
226 km (141 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300)
227 km (141 mi) ENE of Manado (pop: 451,900)
237 km (147 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600)
2400 km (1491 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) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.033 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake Molucca Sea (Indonesia) 25 August 00:13 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 27 Aug 1986 01:15 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Aug 1986 00:19 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Monday, 25 August 1986 at 00:13 (GMT)
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