Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 189 km south of Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Saturday, 9 February 2008 at 18:34 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 38 km depth
Depth: 38.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.236°S / 125.084°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ambang (131 km / 81 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
173 km (107 mi) S of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) S of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (117 mi) S of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) S of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) S of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
241 km (150 mi) ESE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
268 km (166 mi) ENE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
280 km (174 mi) WSW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
296 km (184 mi) WSW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
2131 km (1324 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.0||38 km||Molucca Sea (Indonesia)||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Molucca Sea, 189 km south of Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, 9 February 2008 18:34 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 28 May 2008 14:53 UTC| M 5.0 |40.7 km (25.3 mi) depth|25 km (16 mi) distance| USGS | Details