Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Halmahera, Indonesia, on Thursday, 14 September 1989 at 19:10 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - Halmahera, Indonesia, on Thursday, 14 September 1989 at 19:10 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 103 km depth

Date & time: 14 Sep 1989 07:10:25 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 103.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.644°N / 127.322°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Gamkonora (37 km / 23 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
25 km (16 mi) W of Toguis (North Maluku)
32 km (20 mi) WSW of Jano (North Maluku)
77 km (48 mi) W of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara, Maluku Utara) (pop: 10,000)
95 km (59 mi) N of Ternate (Hidalgo del Parral, North Maluku) (pop: 101,700)
104 km (65 mi) NNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan, Maluku Utara) (pop: 36,200)
276 km (171 mi) E of Manado (Karimnagar, North Sulawesi) (pop: 451,900)
696 km (433 mi) SSE of Budta (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Philippines) (pop: 1,273,700)
2436 km (1514 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 6.2103 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake Halmahera, Indonesia, 14 September 19:10 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 21 Jan 1990 05:26 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    139.5 km (86.7 mi) depth
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Dec 1989 19:50 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    102.2 km (63.5 mi) depth
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Halmahera, Indonesia, on Thursday, 14 September 1989 at 19:10 (GMT)
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