Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - Halmahera Sea, 16 km east of Pulau Katinai Kecil Island, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Monday, 21 January 1985 at 19:29 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 21 Jan 1985 19:29:10 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.988°S / 128.494°E (Halmahera Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Bibinoi (89 km / 55 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
218 km (136 mi) SSE of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
233 km (145 mi) SSE of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
266 km (165 mi) N of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
303 km (188 mi) N of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
307 km (191 mi) S of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
308 km (191 mi) W of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
457 km (284 mi) SE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
473 km (294 mi) ESE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
479 km (297 mi) SE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.9||33 km||Halmahera, Indonesia||USGS|
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