Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 73 km southeast of Libuton Laga Island, Sulawesi Baroh, Indonesia, on Thursday, 31 March 1988 at 14:49 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 82 km depth
Date & time: 31 Mar 1988 14:49:00 UTC
Depth: 81.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.011°S / 124.865°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ambang (97 km / 60 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
147 km (91 mi) S of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) S of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) S of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) S of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) SSW of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
210 km (130 mi) ESE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
254 km (158 mi) ENE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
294 km (183 mi) WSW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
311 km (193 mi) WSW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
400 km (248 mi) WSW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> 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||82 km||Molucca Sea (Indonesia)||USGS|
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