Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Wednesday, 22 October 1986 at 05:30 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Wednesday, 22 October 1986 at 05:30 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 76 km depth

Date & time: 22 Oct 1986 05:30:33 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 76.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.25°N / 126.694°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tobaru (129 km / 80 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
157 km (98 mi) WNW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara, Maluku Utara) (pop: 10,000)
180 km (112 mi) NNW of Ternate (Maluku Utara) (pop: 101,700)
189 km (117 mi) ENE of Bitung (North Sulawesi) (pop: 137,400)
194 km (120 mi) NNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan, Maluku Utara) (pop: 36,200)
222 km (138 mi) ENE of Manado (Sulawesi Utara) (pop: 451,900)
224 km (139 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa, Sulawesi Utara) (pop: 33,300)
605 km (376 mi) SSE of Budta (SOCCSKSARGEN, Philippines) (pop: 1,273,700)
2397 km (1489 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) [learn more]
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M 5.076 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake Molucca Sea (Indonesia) 22 October 05:30 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 08 Dec 1986 12:24 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    57.6 km (35.8 mi) depth
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Nov 1986 02:26 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    78.2 km (48.6 mi) depth
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Wednesday, 22 October 1986 at 05:30 (GMT)
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