Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 65 km north of Pulau Tuanane Island, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Saturday, 4 October 1986 at 02:00 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 106 km depth
Date & time: 4 Oct 1986 02:00:08 UTC
Depth: 106.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.982°N / 128.036°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tarakan (130 km / 81 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
139 km (87 mi) N of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
254 km (158 mi) NNE of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
255 km (159 mi) N of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
359 km (223 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
392 km (243 mi) ENE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
394 km (245 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
404 km (251 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
471 km (293 mi) SE of General Santos (Philippines) (pop: 679,600) --> See nearby quakes!
486 km (302 mi) SSE of Mati (Philippines) (pop: 105,900) --> See nearby quakes!
560 km (348 mi) NW of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.9||106 km||Halmahera, Indonesia||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 09 Oct 1986 14:58 UTC| M 5.1 |124.7 km (77.5 mi) depth|4 km (2 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 07 Oct 1986 15:02 UTC| M 4.4 |111.2 km (69.1 mi) depth|16 km (10 mi) distance| USGS | Details