Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 128 km southeast of Libuton Laga Island, Sulawesi Baroh, Indonesia, on Saturday, 6 June 1987 at 07:14 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 128 km southeast of Libuton Laga Island, Sulawesi Baroh, Indonesia, on Saturday, 6 June 1987 at 07:14 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 6 Jun 1987 07:14:55 UTC
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.185°S / 125.433°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ambang (153 km / 95 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
176 km (109 mi) SSE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (113 mi) SSE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) S of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) SSE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
243 km (151 mi) WSW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
258 km (160 mi) WSW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
276 km (171 mi) ESE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
306 km (190 mi) ENE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
496 km (308 mi) NW of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
523 km (325 mi) NW of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> 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 4.833 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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