Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 41 km northwest of Gura Tabailenge Island, Indonesia, on Sunday, 22 March 1987 at 11:27 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 226 km depth
Date & time: 22 Mar 1987 11:27:02 UTC
Depth: 226.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.713°N / 128.523°E (Philippines Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tarakan (125 km / 78 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
123 km (77 mi) NNE of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
244 km (152 mi) NNE of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
248 km (154 mi) NNE of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
396 km (246 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
417 km (259 mi) ENE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
502 km (312 mi) NW of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
520 km (323 mi) SE of Alabel (Philippines) (pop: 43,300) --> See nearby quakes!
530 km (329 mi) SE of General Santos (Philippines) (pop: 679,600) --> See nearby quakes!
535 km (333 mi) SE of Maluñgun (Philippines) (pop: 52,200) --> See nearby quakes!
547 km (340 mi) SE of Polomolok (Philippines) (pop: 64,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.0||226 km||Halmahera, Indonesia||USGS|
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