Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.0 - Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia, jueves, 08 mar. 1979

Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.0 - Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia, jueves, 08 mar. 1979

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 28 km depth

Fecha & hora: 8 Mar 1979 02:49:52 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitud: 6.0
Profundidad: 28.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 1,03°N / 120,402°E (Indonesia)
Volcán mas cercano: Una Una (189 km / 117 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
224 km al NNE de Palu (pop: 282,400)
273 km al N de Poso (pop: 47,100)
301 km al W de Gorontalo (pop: 144,200)
339 km al ENE de Bontang (pop: 101,700)
345 km al NW de Luwuk (pop: 47,800)
400 km al ENE de Samarinda (pop: 355,200)
696 km al N de Makassar (pop: 1,321,700)
1707 km al ENE de Yakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Fuente primaria de datos: USGS
Energía liberada estimada: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 6.028 kmMinahasa, Sulawesi, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the M 6.0 terremoto: Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia Thu, 8 Mar 14h49

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 18 abr 1979 18:15 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20,5 mi) depth
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 mar 1979 14:01 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    33 km (20,5 mi) depth
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.0 - Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia, jueves, 08 mar. 1979
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