Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Halmahera, Indonesia, on Sunday, 30 May 1993 at 17:08 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Halmahera, Indonesia, on Sunday, 30 May 1993 at 17:08 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 81 km depth

Date & time: 30 May 1993 05:08:53 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 80.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.546°N / 127.207°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Gamkonora (40 km / 25 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
86 km (54 mi) NNW of Ternate (pop: 101,700)
91 km (57 mi) WSW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000)
98 km (61 mi) NNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200)
225 km (140 mi) E of Bitung (pop: 137,400)
257 km (159 mi) E of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300)
262 km (163 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900)
268 km (167 mi) E of Tomohon (pop: 27,600)
2420 km (1504 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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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.181 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake Halmahera, Indonesia, 30 May 17:08 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 20 Jun 1993 12:04 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    130.3 km (81 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 May 1993 17:13 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    94.6 km (58.8 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Halmahera, Indonesia, on Sunday, 30 May 1993 at 17:08 (GMT)
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