Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 3 April 1996 at 17:26 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 3 April 1996 at 17:26 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 3 Apr 1996 05:26:38 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 32.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.112°N / 120.407°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Una Una (195 km / 121 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
37 km (23 mi) NNE of Palembang (Central Sulawesi)
44 km (27 mi) NNE of Buluminunge (Central Sulawesi)
232 km (144 mi) NNE of Palu (Provincia de Valparaiso, Central Sulawesi) (pop: 282,400)
282 km (175 mi) N of Poso (Mandeville Proper, Central Sulawesi) (pop: 47,100)
302 km (188 mi) WNW of Gorontalo (Meizhou Shi) (pop: 144,200)
343 km (213 mi) ENE of Bontang (Halton, East Kalimantan) (pop: 101,700)
705 km (438 mi) N of Makassar (South Sulawesi) (pop: 1,321,700)
1712 km (1064 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.533 kmMinahasa, Sulawesi, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.5 quake Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia, 3 April 17:26 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 20 Apr 1996 00:15 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    130.7 km (81.2 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Apr 1996 19:04 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 3 April 1996 at 17:26 (GMT)
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