Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Kepulauan Obi, Indonesia, on Saturday, 8 October 1994 at 21:44 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake  - Kepulauan Obi, Indonesia, on Saturday, 8 October 1994 at 21:44 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 17 km depth

Date & time: 8 Oct 1994 21:44:07 UTC
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 16.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.258°S / 127.98°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Bibinoi (61 km / 38 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
227 km (141 mi) SSE of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
237 km (147 mi) SSE of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
254 km (158 mi) NNW of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
272 km (169 mi) N of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
367 km (228 mi) W of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
433 km (269 mi) SE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
445 km (276 mi) SE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
455 km (283 mi) SE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
463 km (288 mi) SE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
2409 km (1497 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.817 kmKepulauan Obi, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.8 quake Kepulauan Obi, Indonesia, 8 October 1994 21:44 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (31 quakes):
  • 24 Mar 1995 22:04 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Mar 1995 14:56 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    62.7 km (39 mi) depth
    |
    76 km (47 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Mar 1995 20:11 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Feb 1995 00:21 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Feb 1995 23:04 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Feb 1995 21:51 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    94 km (58 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Feb 1995 01:50 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    39.9 km (24.8 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Feb 1995 20:57 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Feb 1995 09:21 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    17.5 km (10.9 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Feb 1995 10:36 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    28.7 km (17.8 mi) depth
    |
    94 km (58 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Feb 1995 16:32 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    18.1 km (11.2 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Feb 1995 15:54 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    18.6 km (11.6 mi) depth
    |
    69 km (43 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Feb 1995 15:36 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    14.8 km (9.2 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Feb 1995 15:04 UTC
    | M 6.7 |
    14.2 km (8.8 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Kepulauan Obi, Indonesia, on Monday, 13 February 1995 at 15:04 (GMT)
  • 13 Feb 1995 13:54 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    69 km (43 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Feb 1995 13:52 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    19.6 km (12.2 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Kepulauan Obi, Indonesia, on Saturday, 8 October 1994 at 21:44 (GMT)
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