Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Tuesday, 28 February 1989 at 06:07 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 62 km depth
Depth: 62.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.294°N / 127.954°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tarakan (53 km / 33 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
63 km (39 mi) N of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
179 km (111 mi) NNE of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
179 km (111 mi) NNE of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
321 km (200 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
343 km (213 mi) ENE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
356 km (221 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
357 km (222 mi) ENE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
367 km (228 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
510 km (317 mi) NW of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
2528 km (1571 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||62 km||Molucca Sea (Indonesia)||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake Molucca Sea (Indonesia) 28 February 1989 06:07 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 01 Mar 1989 00:08 UTC| M 4.9 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|15 km (9 mi) distance| USGS | Details