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Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - Halmahera, Indonesia on Friday, 21 January 1994

Major mag. 7.0 earthquake  - Halmahera, Indonesia on Friday, 21 January 1994
Date & time: Friday, 21 January 1994 02:24 UTC
Magnitude: 7.0
Depth: 19.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.015°N / 127.733°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Jailolo (36 km / 22 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
36 km (23 mi) NE of Sofifi (pop: 36,200)
46 km (29 mi) NE of Ternate (pop: 101,700)
85 km (53 mi) SW of Tobelo (pop: 10,000)
2455 km (1525 mi) NE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 21 Jan 02:24 UTCM 7.0 / 19.9 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaUSGS
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User reports for this quake

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Aftershocks of the 7.0 quake Halmahera, Indonesia, 21 Jan 1994 02:24 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (19 quakes):
  • 06 Dec 1995 04:51 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    124.9 km (77.6 mi) depth
    |
    100 km (62 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Dec 1995 14:54 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    99.1 km (61.6 mi) depth
    |
    79 km (49 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Nov 1995 11:49 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    38 km (23.6 mi) depth
    |
    85 km (53 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Oct 1995 01:31 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    114.6 km (71.2 mi) depth
    |
    105 km (66 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 May 1995 02:18 UTC
    | M 6.1 |
    23.4 km (14.5 mi) depth
    |
    128 km (79 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Halmahera, Indonesia on Thursday, 4 May 1995
  • 20 Nov 1994 14:29 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    120.9 km (75.1 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Nov 1994 11:26 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    142.9 km (88.8 mi) depth
    |
    90 km (56 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Oct 1994 02:58 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    149.8 km (93.1 mi) depth
    |
    84 km (52 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Oct 1994 15:17 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    159.7 km (99.2 mi) depth
    |
    70 km (43 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Sep 1994 06:09 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    143 km (88.9 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Sep 1994 18:45 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    120 km (74.6 mi) depth
    |
    119 km (74 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Jul 1994 22:55 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    123 km (76 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Jun 1994 23:59 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    160.7 km (99.9 mi) depth
    |
    80 km (50 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Apr 1994 16:48 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    103.8 km (64.5 mi) depth
    |
    111 km (69 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Apr 1994 15:16 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    99.5 km (61.8 mi) depth
    |
    104 km (64 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Jan 1994 16:11 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    24.5 km (15.2 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Jan 1994 04:10 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Jan 1994 18:14 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Jan 1994 02:50 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - Halmahera, Indonesia on Friday, 21 January 1994
 

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