Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Wednesday, 30 December 1998 at 04:04 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Wednesday, 30 December 1998 at 04:04 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 30 Dec 1998 04:04:19 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.796°N / 125.986°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tongkoko (119 km / 74 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
115 km (72 mi) SE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) ESE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (85 mi) SE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (89 mi) ESE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) ESE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) W of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) W of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
326 km (203 mi) E of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
405 km (252 mi) ENE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
2264 km (1407 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 5.233 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake Molucca Sea (Indonesia) 30 December 1998 04:04 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 11 Feb 1999 16:22 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    74.3 km (46.2 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Jan 1999 20:07 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Wednesday, 30 December 1998 at 04:04 (GMT)
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