Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 76 km north of Tobelo, Kabupaten Halmahera Utara, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Friday, 11 December 1987 at 01:42 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 76 km north of Tobelo, Kabupaten Halmahera Utara, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Friday, 11 December 1987 at 01:42 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 11 Dec 1987 01:42:54 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.389°N / 128.171°E (Maluku Utara, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tarakan (73 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
76 km (47 mi) NNE of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara, North Maluku) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) NNE of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan, North Maluku) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) NNE of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan, North Maluku) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) NNE of Ternate (North Maluku) (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
347 km (216 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
382 km (237 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa, North Sulawesi) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
383 km (238 mi) ENE of Manado (North Sulawesi) (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
393 km (244 mi) ENE of Tomohon (North Sulawesi) (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
500 km (311 mi) NW of Sorong (West Papua) (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
504 km (313 mi) SE of Glan (Sarangani, Soccsksargen, Philippines) (pop: 24,300) --> 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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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.033 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaUSGS
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