Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 62 km north of Pulau Tuanane Island, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Thursday, 9 October 1986 at 14:58 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 125 km depth
Date & time: 9 Oct 1986 14:58:31 UTC
Depth: 124.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.951°N / 128.018°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tarakan (126 km / 78 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
136 km (85 mi) N of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
250 km (156 mi) NNE of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
251 km (156 mi) N of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
356 km (221 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
388 km (241 mi) ENE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
391 km (243 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
401 km (249 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
472 km (294 mi) SE of General Santos (Philippines) (pop: 679,600) --> See nearby quakes!
488 km (303 mi) SSE of Mati (Philippines) (pop: 105,900) --> See nearby quakes!
558 km (347 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||125 km||Halmahera, Indonesia||USGS|
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