Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 123 km southeast of Libuton Laga Island, Sulawesi Baroh, Indonesia, on Friday, 27 November 1987 at 01:43 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 64 km depth
Date & time: 27 Nov 1987 01:43:33 UTC
Depth: 64.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.204°S / 125.354°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ambang (148 km / 92 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
175 km (109 mi) SSE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) SSE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
186 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!
251 km (156 mi) WSW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
267 km (166 mi) WSW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
268 km (166 mi) ESE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (185 mi) ENE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
500 km (311 mi) NW of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
528 km (328 mi) NW of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.6||64 km||Molucca Sea (Indonesia)||USGS|
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