Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Tuesday, 28 February 1989 at 05:50 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 53 km depth
Depth: 53.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.257°N / 127.934°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tarakan (49 km / 30 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
59 km (37 mi) N of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) NNE of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) NNE of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
318 km (197 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
340 km (211 mi) ENE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
352 km (219 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
354 km (220 mi) ENE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
363 km (226 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
509 km (316 mi) NW of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
2525 km (1569 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||53 km||Molucca Sea (Indonesia)||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.3 quake Molucca Sea (Indonesia) 28 February 1989 05:50 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 01 Mar 1989 00:08 UTC| M 4.9 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|10 km (6 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 28 Feb 1989 06:07 UTC| M 5.0 |62.2 km (38.6 mi) depth|5 km (3 mi) distance| USGS | Details