Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Halmahera, Indonesia, on Monday, 25 December 1989 at 19:50 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 102 km depth
Depth: 102.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.679°N / 127.2°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Gamkonora (49 km / 30 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
90 km (56 mi) W of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
101 km (63 mi) NNW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (70 mi) NNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
225 km (140 mi) E of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
248 km (154 mi) E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
258 km (160 mi) E of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
262 km (163 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
269 km (167 mi) E of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
457 km (284 mi) SSE of Sarangani (Davao del Sur, Philippines) (pop: 7,510) --> See nearby quakes!
2425 km (1507 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.6||102 km||Halmahera, Indonesia||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.6 quake Halmahera, Indonesia, 25 December 1989 19:50 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 21 Jan 1990 05:26 UTC| M 5.1 |139.5 km (86.7 mi) depth|14 km (9 mi) distance| USGS | Details