Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Sunday, 12 December 1993 at 17:03 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake  - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Sunday, 12 December 1993 at 17:03 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 23 km depth

Date & time: 12 Dec 1993 17:03:19 UTC
Magnitude: 5.9
Depth: 23.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.317°N / 125.939°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tongkoko (157 km / 98 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
152 km (94 mi) SE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) SE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (105 mi) SE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) SE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) WSW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) SE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (116 mi) WSW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
321 km (199 mi) E of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
378 km (235 mi) ENE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
2241 km (1392 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 5.923 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.9 quake Molucca Sea (Indonesia) 12 December 1993 17:03 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 15 Dec 1993 20:17 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    30.7 km (19.1 mi) depth
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Dec 1993 00:23 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    45.4 km (28.2 mi) depth
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Dec 1993 17:13 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    16.2 km (10.1 mi) depth
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Dec 1993 16:27 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Dec 1993 18:26 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Sunday, 12 December 1993 at 17:03 (GMT)
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