Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 63 km north of Gura Tabailenge Island, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 29 July 1987 at 21:15 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 213 km depth
Date & time: 29 Jul 1987 21:15:00 UTC
Depth: 213.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.945°N / 128.612°E (Philippines Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tarakan (151 km / 94 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
151 km (94 mi) NNE of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
272 km (169 mi) NNE of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
276 km (171 mi) NNE of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
415 km (258 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
449 km (279 mi) ENE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
450 km (279 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
460 km (286 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
517 km (322 mi) NW of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
519 km (322 mi) SSE of Mati (Philippines) (pop: 105,900) --> See nearby quakes!
519 km (323 mi) SE of General Santos (Philippines) (pop: 679,600) --> 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||213 km||Halmahera, Indonesia||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 14 Aug 1987 21:36 UTC| M 4.5 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|20 km (12 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 04 Aug 1987 19:13 UTC| M 4.5 |228.5 km (142 mi) depth|16 km (10 mi) distance| USGS | Details