Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Halmahera Sea, 23 km north of Tobelo, Indonesia, on Saturday, 25 February 1989 at 04:42 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 32 km depth
Date & time: 25 Feb 1989 04:42:18 UTC
Depth: 32.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.933°N / 127.99°E (Halmahera Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tarakan (21 km / 13 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
23 km (14 mi) N of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) NNE of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (89 mi) NNE of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
316 km (196 mi) E of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
339 km (211 mi) E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
349 km (217 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
353 km (219 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
361 km (224 mi) E of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
480 km (298 mi) NW of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
532 km (331 mi) SE of Glan (Sarangani, Philippines) (pop: 24,300) --> 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||32 km||Halmahera, Indonesia||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 28 Feb 1989 05:10 UTC| M 5.0 |64.1 km (39.8 mi) depth|16 km (10 mi) distance| USGS | Details