Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Saturday, 26 November 1988 at 20:20 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 59 km depth
Depth: 58.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.547°N / 126.534°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Todoko-Ranu (109 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
127 km (79 mi) NW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) NW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) E of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (103 mi) W of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) E of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (117 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (121 mi) E of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
402 km (250 mi) ENE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
2351 km (1461 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.3||59 km||Molucca Sea (Indonesia)||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.3 quake Molucca Sea (Indonesia) 26 November 1988 20:20 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 02 Jan 1989 15:53 UTC| M 5.0 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|4 km (3 mi) distance| USGS | Details