Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 88 km southeast of Libuton Laga Island, Sulawesi Baroh, Indonesia, on Monday, 30 November 1987 at 04:41 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 58 km depth
Date & time: 30 Nov 1987 04:41:41 UTC
Depth: 58.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.097°S / 124.993°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ambang (113 km / 70 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
156 km (97 mi) S of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) S of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) S of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (110 mi) S of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
226 km (140 mi) ESE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
263 km (163 mi) ENE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
284 km (176 mi) WSW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
300 km (186 mi) WSW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
512 km (318 mi) NNE of Kendari (pop: 195,000) --> See nearby quakes!
535 km (332 mi) NW of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.6||58 km||Molucca Sea (Indonesia)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 23 Dec 1987 10:10 UTC| M 5.6 |60.9 km (37.8 mi) depth|14 km (9 mi) distance| USGS | Details