Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Saturday, 26 December 1998 at 15:39 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 33 km depth
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.364°S / 123.644°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ambang (249 km / 155 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
106 km (66 mi) ESE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
221 km (137 mi) SSE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
317 km (197 mi) NNE of Kendari (pop: 195,000) --> See nearby quakes!
322 km (200 mi) E of Poso (pop: 47,100) --> See nearby quakes!
329 km (204 mi) SSW of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
344 km (214 mi) SSW of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
358 km (222 mi) SSW of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
423 km (263 mi) E of Palu (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
424 km (263 mi) ENE of Palopo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
1940 km (1206 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.1||33 km||Sulawesi, Indonesia||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake Sulawesi, Indonesia, 26 December 1998 15:39 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 05 Jun 1999 06:00 UTC| M 4.6 |85.5 km (53.1 mi) depth|58 km (36 mi) distance| USGS | Details