Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 28 km northwest of Pulau Tuanane Island, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 23 August 1988 at 07:58 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 95 km depth
Date & time: 23 Aug 1988 07:58:53 UTC
Depth: 95.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.633°N / 128.04°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tarakan (92 km / 57 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
101 km (63 mi) N of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
217 km (135 mi) NNE of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
218 km (135 mi) NNE of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
343 km (213 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
377 km (234 mi) ENE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
378 km (235 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
388 km (241 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
501 km (311 mi) SE of General Santos (Philippines) (pop: 679,600) --> See nearby quakes!
530 km (329 mi) NW of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
557 km (346 mi) SE of Koronadal City (Philippines) (pop: 125,500) --> 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||95 km||Halmahera, Indonesia||USGS|
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