Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Friday, 18 December 1998 at 20:49 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 33 km depth
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.187°N / 126.138°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tongkoko (111 km / 69 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
110 km (68 mi) ESE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) ESE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) E of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) WNW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (91 mi) ESE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) E of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) WNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
217 km (135 mi) WSW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
350 km (217 mi) ENE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
2295 km (1426 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.2||33 km||Molucca Sea (Indonesia)||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake Molucca Sea (Indonesia) 18 December 1998 20:49 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 07 Feb 1999 13:50 UTC| M 4.6 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|8 km (5 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 19 Dec 1998 16:51 UTC| M 4.8 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|12 km (7 mi) distance| USGS | Details