Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 82 km north of Gura Tabailenge Island, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 8 October 1986 at 23:55 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 211 km depth
Date & time: 8 Oct 1986 23:55:42 UTC
Depth: 211.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.096°N / 128.515°E (Philippines Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tarakan (160 km / 99 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
162 km (101 mi) NNE of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
283 km (176 mi) NNE of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
286 km (177 mi) NNE of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
412 km (256 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
445 km (277 mi) ENE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
447 km (278 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
457 km (284 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
499 km (310 mi) SSE of Mati (Philippines) (pop: 105,900) --> See nearby quakes!
500 km (311 mi) SE of General Santos (Philippines) (pop: 679,600) --> See nearby quakes!
537 km (334 mi) NW of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.1||211 km||north of Halmahera, Indonesia||USGS|
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