Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 70 km south of Libuton Kelapa Island, Sulawesi Baroh, Indonesia, on Sunday, 25 October 1987 at 01:01 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 77 km depth
Date & time: 25 Oct 1987 01:01:21 UTC
Depth: 76.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.179°S / 124.469°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ambang (102 km / 63 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
170 km (106 mi) SSW of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) SSW of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (109 mi) ESE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) SSW of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (124 mi) SSW of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
206 km (128 mi) ENE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
342 km (212 mi) WSW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
358 km (223 mi) WSW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
475 km (295 mi) NNE of Kendari (pop: 195,000) --> See nearby quakes!
569 km (353 mi) NW of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> 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||77 km||Molucca Sea (Indonesia)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 15 Dec 1987 17:31 UTC| M 4.7 |91.1 km (56.6 mi) depth|4 km (3 mi) distance| USGS | Details