Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 131 km southeast of Libuton Laga Island, Sulawesi Baroh, Indonesia, on Sunday, 29 November 1987 at 14:48 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 68 km depth
Date & time: 29 Nov 1987 14:48:04 UTC
Depth: 67.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.379°S / 125.266°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ambang (156 km / 97 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
191 km (119 mi) SSE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) SSE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
204 km (127 mi) S of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
212 km (132 mi) SSE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
265 km (165 mi) ESE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
269 km (167 mi) WSW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
283 km (176 mi) ENE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
284 km (176 mi) WSW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
491 km (305 mi) NW of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
504 km (313 mi) NE of Kendari (pop: 195,000) --> 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||68 km||Molucca Sea (Indonesia)||USGS|
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