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Very strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - 114 km east of Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Sunday, December 6, 1998 at 00:47 GMT

Very strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - 114 km east of Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Sunday, December 6, 1998 at 00:47 GMT

Very strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 33 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Dec 6, 1998 00:47:13 UTC
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.253°N / 126.198°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 1.253°S / 53.802°W
Nearest volcano: Tangkoko (115 km / 71 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
114 km (71 mi) E of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) WNW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) E of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (95 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) E of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (101 mi) WNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (129 mi) WSW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
358 km (222 mi) ENE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
452 km (281 mi) ENE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.633 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (47 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
May 30, 1999 02:21
23 years ago
5.1

52 km
130 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
May 24, 1999 13:36
23 years ago
4.2

132 km
152 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Apr 26, 1999 20:18
23 years ago
3.4

33 km
65 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Apr 19, 1999 02:12
23 years ago
3.8

33 km
61 km SW of Pulau Gureda Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Apr 16, 1999 23:27
23 years ago
4.8

33 km
108 km W of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Apr 14, 1999 06:00
23 years ago
5.2

85 km
69 km W of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Apr 11, 1999 03:38
23 years ago
4.2

117 km
109 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Apr 6, 1999 20:44
23 years ago
3.9

33 km
93 km E of Pulau Tahulandang Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Mar 28, 1999 13:40
23 years ago
4.8

100 km
84 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Mar 1, 1999 09:10
23 years ago
4.7

33 km
135 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Feb 27, 1999 13:57
23 years ago
3.9

33 km
174 km NE of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Feb 26, 1999 20:13
23 years ago
4.5

33 km
69 km N of Pulau Gureda Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Feb 26, 1999 07:38
23 years ago
4.5

33 km
62 km NE of Pulau Gureda Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Feb 11, 1999 16:22
23 years ago
4.3

74 km
40 km SW of Pulau Gureda Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Feb 7, 1999 13:50
23 years ago
4.6

33 km
117 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jan 30, 1999 16:56
23 years ago
4.5

33 km
46 km N of Pulau Gureda Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 30, 1999 08:49
23 years ago
5.1

33 km
136 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jan 29, 1999 08:53
23 years ago
4.8

33 km
87 km W of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 26, 1999 09:07
23 years ago
4.5

143 km
174 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 24, 1999 22:01
23 years ago
5.2

33 km
116 km W of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 23, 1999 20:07
23 years ago
4.4

33 km
36 km SW of Pulau Gureda Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 22, 1999 05:20
23 years ago
5.1

33 km
118 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 13, 1999 10:22
23 years ago
4.0

100 km
108 km E of Pulau Tahulandang Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Dec 30, 1998 04:04
23 years ago
5.2

33 km
115 km SE of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Dec 29, 1998 09:02
23 years ago
4.4

100 km
59 km W of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Dec 21, 1998 02:30
23 years ago
4.8

78 km
112 km SE of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Dec 20, 1998 06:05
23 years ago
4.6

33 km
138 km SE of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Dec 19, 1998 19:14
23 years ago
4.4

33 km
106 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Dec 19, 1998 16:51
23 years ago
4.8

33 km
120 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Dec 18, 1998 20:49
23 years ago
5.2

33 km
110 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Dec 18, 1998 01:16
23 years ago
4.5

33 km
27 km NW of Pulau Gureda Island, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Dec 17, 1998 05:37
23 years ago
4.5

33 km
88 km N of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Dec 16, 1998 17:52
23 years ago
4.7

33 km
96 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Dec 16, 1998 17:45
23 years ago
6.2

33 km
116 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Dec 16, 1998 16:14
23 years ago
5.6

33 km
123 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Dec 16, 1998 15:53
23 years ago
5.2

33 km
122 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Dec 16, 1998 15:18
23 years ago
5.3

33 km
94 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Dec 16, 1998 15:16
23 years ago
4.7

33 km
97 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Dec 16, 1998 03:54
23 years ago
4.8

33 km
114 km SE of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Dec 12, 1998 10:58
23 years ago
4.4

33 km
Pulau Gureda, 104 km SE of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Dec 11, 1998 23:26
23 years ago
4.8

33 km
126 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Dec 11, 1998 23:19
23 years ago
4.7

33 km
117 km W of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Dec 11, 1998 01:52
23 years ago
4.8

33 km
118 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Dec 9, 1998 12:20
23 years ago
5.0

33 km
108 km SE of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Dec 6, 1998 06:55
23 years ago
4.7

33 km
111 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Dec 6, 1998 06:52
23 years ago
4.7

53 km
125 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Dec 6, 1998 03:07
23 years ago
4.9

33 km
111 km NW of Ternate, North Maluku, IndonesiaMore
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