Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Halmahera, Indonesia, on Monday, 13 January 1992 at 11:58 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Halmahera, Indonesia, on Monday, 13 January 1992 at 11:58 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 113 km depth

Date & time: 13 Jan 1992 11:58:23 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 112.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.342°N / 127.373°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Todoko-Ranu (15 km / 9 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
61 km (38 mi) N of Ternate (pop: 101,700)
70 km (44 mi) NNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200)
83 km (51 mi) WSW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000)
243 km (151 mi) E of Bitung (pop: 137,400)
274 km (170 mi) E of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300)
281 km (175 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900)
286 km (178 mi) E of Tomohon (pop: 27,600)
2430 km (1510 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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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 6.1113 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake Halmahera, Indonesia, 13 January 11:58 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 18 Apr 1992 13:37 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    131.3 km (81.6 mi) depth
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Apr 1992 13:54 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    117.2 km (72.8 mi) depth
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Halmahera, Indonesia, on Monday, 13 January 1992 at 11:58 (GMT)
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