Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Tuesday, 7 May 1996 at 08:44 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Tuesday, 7 May 1996 at 08:44 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 7 May 1996 08:44:36 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.621°N / 126.558°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Todoko-Ranu (109 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
110 km (68 mi) WNW of Balisoan
130 km (81 mi) NW of Ternate (Hidalgo del Parral, North Maluku) (pop: 101,700)
148 km (92 mi) NW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan, Maluku Utara) (pop: 36,200)
186 km (116 mi) E of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa, Sulawesi Utara) (pop: 33,300)
191 km (118 mi) E of Manado (Karimnagar, North Sulawesi) (pop: 451,900)
198 km (123 mi) E of Tomohon (Sulawesi Utara) (pop: 27,600)
664 km (413 mi) SSE of Budta (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Philippines) (pop: 1,273,700)
2356 km (1464 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!) [learn more]
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M 6.033 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Molucca Sea (Indonesia) 7 May 08:44 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 11 Oct 1996 04:28 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    51.9 km (32.2 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Tuesday, 7 May 1996 at 08:44 (GMT)
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