Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Tuesday, 28 February 1989 at 05:10 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 64 km depth
Depth: 64.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.062°N / 127.926°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tarakan (28 km / 17 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
38 km (24 mi) NNW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) NNE of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
154 km (96 mi) NNE of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
312 km (194 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
334 km (208 mi) ENE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
345 km (215 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
348 km (216 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
357 km (222 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
495 km (307 mi) NW of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
2516 km (1563 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.0||64 km||Molucca Sea (Indonesia)||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake Molucca Sea (Indonesia) 28 February 1989 05:10 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 01 Mar 1989 00:08 UTC| M 4.9 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|13 km (8 mi) distance| USGS | Details