Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 80 km north of Tobelo, Kabupaten Halmahera Utara, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Sunday, 17 July 1988 at 21:13 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 172 km depth
Date & time: 17 Jul 1988 21:13:29 UTC
Depth: 171.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.392°N / 128.285°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tarakan (80 km / 50 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
80 km (50 mi) NNE of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) NNE of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
204 km (127 mi) NNE of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
359 km (223 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
394 km (245 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
395 km (246 mi) ENE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
405 km (252 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
492 km (306 mi) NW of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
539 km (335 mi) SE of General Santos (Philippines) (pop: 679,600) --> See nearby quakes!
556 km (345 mi) SE of Polomolok (Philippines) (pop: 64,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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