Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Halmahera Sea, 43 km south of Gura Tabailenge Island, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Saturday, 27 December 1986 at 05:15 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 62 km depth
Date & time: 27 Dec 1986 05:15:28 UTC
Depth: 62.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.015°N / 128.547°E (Halmahera Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tarakan (82 km / 51 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
68 km (42 mi) ENE of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) NE of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) NE of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
378 km (235 mi) E of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
401 km (249 mi) E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
412 km (256 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
415 km (258 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
423 km (263 mi) E of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
441 km (274 mi) NW of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
563 km (350 mi) SE of Glan (Sarangani, Philippines) (pop: 24,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.3||62 km||Halmahera, Indonesia||USGS|
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