Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Wednesday, 8 March 1989 at 11:44 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Wednesday, 8 March 1989 at 11:44 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 32 km depth

Date & time: 8 Mar 1989 11:44:32 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 31.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.031°N / 126.189°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tongkoko (123 km / 76 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
121 km (75 mi) ESE of Bitung (pop: 137,400)
136 km (84 mi) W of Ternate (pop: 101,700)
144 km (90 mi) ESE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000)
145 km (90 mi) ESE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300)
156 km (97 mi) WNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200)
157 km (98 mi) ESE of Manado (pop: 451,900)
157 km (98 mi) E of Tomohon (pop: 27,600)
2294 km (1425 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 6.132 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake Molucca Sea (Indonesia) 8 March 11:44 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 18 Aug 1989 00:14 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    58.9 km (36.6 mi) depth
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Aug 1989 07:43 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    50 km (31.1 mi) depth
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Aug 1989 02:24 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    65.6 km (40.8 mi) depth
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Wednesday, 8 March 1989 at 11:44 (GMT)
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