Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 75 km northwest of Pulau Tuanane Island, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Thursday, 3 November 1988 at 22:10 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 117 km depth
Date & time: 3 Nov 1988 22:10:26 UTC
Depth: 116.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.014°N / 127.86°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tarakan (132 km / 82 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
144 km (89 mi) N of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
253 km (157 mi) NNE of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
255 km (159 mi) N of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
344 km (214 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
376 km (233 mi) ENE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
379 km (235 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
389 km (241 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
456 km (283 mi) SE of General Santos (Philippines) (pop: 679,600) --> See nearby quakes!
475 km (295 mi) SSE of Mati (Philippines) (pop: 105,900) --> See nearby quakes!
575 km (357 mi) NW of Sorong (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||117 km||Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia||USGS|
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- 01 Jan 1989 07:10 UTC| M 4.0 |140 km (87 mi) depth|20 km (12 mi) distance| USGS | Details