Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 15 May 1990 at 18:31 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 30 km depth
Depth: 29.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.158°N / 123.869°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ambang (77 km / 48 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
105 km (66 mi) W of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (70 mi) NE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (71 mi) WSW of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) W of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (80 mi) WSW of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) WSW of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
264 km (164 mi) NNE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
393 km (244 mi) W of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
501 km (311 mi) ENE of Palu (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
2061 km (1280 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.0||30 km||Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia, 15 May 1990 18:31 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 19 May 1990 09:28 UTC| M 5.0 |31 km (19.3 mi) depth|37 km (23 mi) distance| USGS | Details