- Halmahera, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 17 November 1998 at 21:04 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 100 km depth
Depth: 100.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.636°N / 127.101°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Gamkonora (55 km / 34 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
99 km (62 mi) NNW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
102 km (63 mi) W of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (70 mi) NNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
213 km (133 mi) E of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
237 km (147 mi) E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
246 km (153 mi) E of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
251 km (156 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
258 km (160 mi) E of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
2413 km (1499 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> 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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