Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Saturday, 30 January 1999 at 08:49 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 33 km depth
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.528°N / 126.409°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Todoko-Ranu (122 km / 76 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
136 km (84 mi) E of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (84 mi) NW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) NW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (99 mi) E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (105 mi) E of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
179 km (111 mi) W of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) E of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
388 km (241 mi) ENE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
2337 km (1452 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.1||33 km||Molucca Sea (Indonesia)||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake Molucca Sea (Indonesia) 30 January 1999 08:49 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 26 Feb 1999 20:13 UTC| M 4.5 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|21 km (13 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 26 Feb 1999 07:38 UTC| M 4.5 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|13 km (8 mi) distance| USGS | Details