Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Halmahera, Indonesia, on Sunday, 24 September 1989 at 02:00 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 38 km depth
Depth: 38.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.849°N / 128.34°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tarakan (127 km / 79 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
130 km (81 mi) NNE of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
250 km (156 mi) NNE of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
252 km (157 mi) NNE of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
383 km (238 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
417 km (259 mi) ENE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
418 km (260 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
428 km (266 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
505 km (314 mi) SE of General Santos (Philippines) (pop: 679,600) --> See nearby quakes!
527 km (327 mi) NW of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
2591 km (1610 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.1||38 km||Halmahera, Indonesia||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake Halmahera, Indonesia, 24 September 1989 02:00 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 20 Nov 1989 20:27 UTC| M 4.3 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|21 km (13 mi) distance| USGS | Details