Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 87 km north of Pulau Tuanane Island, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Monday, 2 January 1989 at 09:33 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 2 Jan 1989 09:33:03 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.136°N / 128.458°E (Philippines Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tarakan (161 km / 100 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
164 km (102 mi) NNE of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
285 km (177 mi) NNE of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
287 km (178 mi) NNE of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
408 km (254 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
441 km (274 mi) ENE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
444 km (276 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
454 km (282 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
492 km (306 mi) SSE of Mati (Philippines) (pop: 105,900) --> See nearby quakes!
492 km (306 mi) SE of General Santos (Philippines) (pop: 679,600) --> See nearby quakes!
545 km (338 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||33 km||north of Halmahera, Indonesia||USGS|
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