Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Friday, 28 August 1998 at 12:40 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Friday, 28 August 1998 at 12:40 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 66 km depth

Date & time: 28 Aug 1998 12:40:58 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 66.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.154°S / 125.018°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ambang (120 km / 75 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
163 km (101 mi) S of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa, Sulawesi Utara) (pop: 33,300)
165 km (103 mi) S of Tomohon (Sulawesi Utara) (pop: 27,600)
180 km (112 mi) S of Bitung (North Sulawesi) (pop: 137,400)
183 km (114 mi) S of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara, Sulawesi Utara) (pop: 8,000)
183 km (114 mi) S of Manado (Sulawesi Utara) (pop: 451,900)
231 km (143 mi) SE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200)
697 km (433 mi) S of General Santos (Region XII, Philippines) (pop: 679,600)
2127 km (1322 mi) NE 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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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.166 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake Molucca Sea (Indonesia) 28 August 12:40 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 05 Feb 1999 04:34 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Jan 1999 04:01 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Nov 1998 16:04 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Sep 1998 17:11 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Sep 1998 03:50 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    47.1 km (29.3 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Friday, 28 August 1998 at 12:40 (GMT)
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