Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 14 km northeast of Pulau Raharoriha Island, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 1 March 1989 at 00:08 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 1 Mar 1989 00:08:45 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.172°N / 127.902°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tarakan (39 km / 24 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
51 km (32 mi) NNW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) NNE of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) NNE of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
312 km (194 mi) ENE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
334 km (208 mi) ENE of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
346 km (215 mi) ENE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
348 km (216 mi) ENE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
357 km (222 mi) ENE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
450 km (280 mi) SE of Sarangani (Davao del Sur, Philippines) (pop: 7,510) --> See nearby quakes!
505 km (314 mi) NW of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> 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||33 km||Molucca Sea (Indonesia)||USGS|
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