Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Halmahera Sea, 55 km east of Tobelo, Indonesia, on Thursday, May 4, 1995 at 02:18 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Halmahera Sea, 55 km east of Tobelo, Indonesia, on Thursday, May 4, 1995 at 02:18 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 23 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: May 4, 1995 02:18:47 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 23.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.889°N / 128.478°E (Halmahera Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 1.889°S / 51.522°W
Nearest volcano: Dukono (70 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
55 km (34 mi) ENE of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) NE of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) NE of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
319 km (198 mi) WSW of Tobi Village (Hatobohei, Palau) (pop: 44) --> See nearby quakes!
369 km (229 mi) E of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
392 km (244 mi) E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
402 km (250 mi) E of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
437 km (271 mi) NW of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
515 km (320 mi) SE of Sarangani (Davao del Sur, Philippines) (pop: 7,510) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
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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6.123 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaUSGS
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Aug 24, 1995 10:29
26 years ago

33 km
Halmahera Sea, 12 km W of Pulau Pelo Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Aug 24, 1995 09:23
26 years ago

33 km
Halmahera Sea, 50 km S of Gura Tabailenge Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jul 3, 1995 12:28
26 years ago

72 km
Halmahera Sea, 57 km E of Tobelo, IndonesiaMore
May 9, 1995 21:41
27 years ago

100 km
209 km NE of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore

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