Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Sunday, 29 March 1987 at 23:24 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 69 km depth
Depth: 69.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.282°N / 127.062°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tarakan (99 km / 62 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
122 km (76 mi) WNW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (105 mi) NNW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) NNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
248 km (154 mi) ENE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
262 km (163 mi) ENE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
262 km (163 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
273 km (170 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
485 km (301 mi) ENE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
2436 km (1514 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> 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||69 km||Molucca Sea (Indonesia)||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake Molucca Sea (Indonesia) 29 March 1987 23:24 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 15 Apr 1987 05:51 UTC| M 4.8 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|13 km (8 mi) distance| USGS | Details