Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 6.8 km east of Pulau Raharoriha Island, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 28 February 1989 at 04:49 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 103 km depth
Date & time: 28 Feb 1989 04:49:11 UTC
Depth: 102.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.101°N / 127.846°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tarakan (30 km / 19 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
45 km (28 mi) NNW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) NNE of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) N of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
304 km (189 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
326 km (203 mi) ENE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
338 km (210 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
340 km (211 mi) ENE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
349 km (217 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
453 km (281 mi) SE of Sarangani (Davao del Sur, Philippines) (pop: 7,510) --> See nearby quakes!
504 km (313 mi) NW of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> 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 4.8||103 km||Molucca Sea (Indonesia)||USGS|
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