Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 68 km southeast of Pulau Karis Island, Indonesia, on Sunday, 1 January 1989 at 07:10 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 140 km depth
Date & time: 1 Jan 1989 07:10:01 UTC
Depth: 140.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.013°N / 128.039°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tarakan (134 km / 83 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
143 km (89 mi) N of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
258 km (160 mi) NNE of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
259 km (161 mi) N of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
361 km (224 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
393 km (244 mi) ENE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
396 km (246 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
406 km (252 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
459 km (285 mi) SE of Alabel (Philippines) (pop: 43,300) --> See nearby quakes!
469 km (291 mi) SE of General Santos (Philippines) (pop: 679,600) --> See nearby quakes!
511 km (317 mi) SE of Digos (Philippines) (pop: 116,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.0||140 km||north of Halmahera, Indonesia||USGS|
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