Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Sunday, 20 February 1994 at 01:54 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Sunday, 20 February 1994 at 01:54 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 28 km depth

Date & time: 20 Feb 1994 01:54:35 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 28.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.059°N / 126.475°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ruang (119 km / 74 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
158 km (98 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400)
174 km (108 mi) NW of Ternate (North Maluku) (pop: 101,700)
190 km (118 mi) NW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan, North Maluku) (pop: 36,200)
192 km (119 mi) ENE of Manado (North Sulawesi) (pop: 451,900)
193 km (120 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa, Sulawesi Utara) (pop: 33,300)
203 km (126 mi) ENE of Tomohon (Sulawesi Utara) (pop: 27,600)
615 km (382 mi) SSE of Budta (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Philippines) (pop: 1,273,700)
2366 km (1470 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 6.028 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Molucca Sea (Indonesia) 20 February 01:54 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 17 May 1994 13:18 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Apr 1994 02:46 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Mar 1994 08:12 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    59.4 km (36.9 mi) depth
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Mar 1994 18:46 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    114.4 km (71.1 mi) depth
    46 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Feb 1994 05:23 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Sunday, 20 February 1994 at 01:54 (GMT)
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