Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 64 km west of Pulau Laba Island, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 15 April 1987 at 05:51 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 15 Apr 1987 05:51:32 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.36°N / 127.155°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tarakan (95 km / 59 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
118 km (73 mi) NW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (110 mi) N of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (116 mi) NNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
240 km (149 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
261 km (162 mi) ENE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
274 km (170 mi) ENE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
276 km (171 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
286 km (178 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
442 km (275 mi) SSE of Glan (Sarangani, Philippines) (pop: 24,300) --> See nearby quakes!
448 km (278 mi) SSE of Sapu Padidu (pop: 9,790) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.8||33 km||Molucca Sea (Indonesia)||USGS|
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