Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Halmahera, Indonesia, on Thursday, 4 May 1995 at 02:18 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Halmahera, Indonesia, on Thursday, 4 May 1995 at 02:18 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 23 km depth

Date & time: 4 May 1995 02:18:47 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 23.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.889°N / 128.478°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Dukono (70 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
20 km (12 mi) SSE of Sabatai Tua (North Maluku)
28 km (17 mi) SE of Doruba
55 km (34 mi) ENE of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara, Maluku Utara) (pop: 10,000)
64 km (40 mi) SSW of Gurua (North Maluku)
164 km (102 mi) NE of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan, Maluku Utara) (pop: 36,200)
172 km (107 mi) NE of Ternate (Hidalgo del Parral, North Maluku) (pop: 101,700)
742 km (461 mi) SE of Budta (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Philippines) (pop: 1,273,700)
2566 km (1594 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 6.123 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake Halmahera, Indonesia, 4 May 02:18 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 24 Aug 1995 10:29 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    49 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Aug 1995 09:23 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    41 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Jul 1995 12:28 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    71.8 km (44.6 mi) depth
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 May 1995 21:41 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    100 km (62.1 mi) depth
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Halmahera, Indonesia, on Thursday, 4 May 1995 at 02:18 (GMT)
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