Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Halmahera, Indonesia, on Sunday, 2 August 1992 at 05:50 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - Halmahera, Indonesia, on Sunday, 2 August 1992 at 05:50 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 19 km depth

Date & time: 2 Aug 1992 05:50:11 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 18.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.883°S / 127.582°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Bibinoi (20 km / 12 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
180 km (112 mi) S of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) S of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
311 km (193 mi) NNW of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
320 km (199 mi) NNW of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
372 km (231 mi) SE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
384 km (239 mi) SE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
394 km (245 mi) SE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
402 km (250 mi) SE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
409 km (254 mi) W of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
2376 km (1477 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 6.319 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake Halmahera, Indonesia, 2 August 1992 05:50 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 03 Aug 1992 21:13 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33.6 km (20.9 mi) depth
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Halmahera, Indonesia, on Sunday, 2 August 1992 at 05:50 (GMT)
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