Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.5 - Molucca Sea (Indonesia), domingo, 18 mar. 1973

Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.5 - Molucca Sea (Indonesia), domingo, 18 mar. 1973

Strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 33 km depth

Fecha & hora: 18 Mar 1973 11:06:14 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitud: 6.5
Profundidad: 33.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 2,033°N / 126,58°E (Indonesia)
Volcán mas cercano: Gamkonora (128 km / 80 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
162 km al WNW de Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara, Maluku Utara) (pop: 10,000)
165 km al NNW de Ternate (North Maluku) (pop: 101,700)
167 km al ENE de Bitung (pop: 137,400)
181 km al NW de Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan, North Maluku) (pop: 36,200)
202 km al ENE de Manado (North Sulawesi) (pop: 451,900)
202 km al ENE de Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa, Sulawesi Utara) (pop: 33,300)
622 km al SSE de Budta (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Filipinas) (pop: 1,273,700)
2376 km al ENE de Yakarta (Jakarta) (pop: 8,540,100)
Fuente primaria de datos: USGS
Energía liberada estimada: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
M 6.533 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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Aftershocks of the M 6.5 terremoto: Molucca Sea (Indonesia) Sun, 18 Mar 11h06

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (14 quakes):
  • 20 ago 1973 04:43 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20,5 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 ago 1973 21:51 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    40 km (24,9 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 jul 1973 04:15 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    85 km (52,8 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 jun 1973 05:00 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20,5 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 may 1973 10:20 UTC
    | M 0.0 |
    33 km (20,5 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 may 1973 11:50 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    33 km (20,5 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 may 1973 11:27 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    33 km (20,5 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 abr 1973 05:31 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    46 km (28,6 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 abr 1973 12:42 UTC
    | M 0.0 |
    149 km (92,6 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 mar 1973 00:18 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20,5 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 mar 1973 01:37 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    11 km (6,8 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 mar 1973 14:37 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    33 km (20,5 mi) depth
    |
    72 km (44 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 mar 1973 12:04 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    38 km (23,6 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 mar 1973 11:23 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    32 km (19,9 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.5 - Molucca Sea (Indonesia), domingo, 18 mar. 1973
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