Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Saturday, 16 August 1986 at 17:19 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake  - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Saturday, 16 August 1986 at 17:19 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 16 Aug 1986 05:19:23 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.4
Profondeur: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.864°N / 126.522°E (Indonésie)
Volcan le plus près: Gamkonora (124 km / 77 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
153 km NW de Ternate (Maluku Utara) (pop: 101,700)
155 km ENE de Bitung (North Sulawesi) (pop: 137,400)
170 km NW de Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan, Maluku Utara) (pop: 36,200)
189 km ENE de Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa, Sulawesi Utara) (pop: 33,300)
191 km ENE de Manado (Sulawesi Utara) (pop: 451,900)
200 km ENE de Tomohon (Sulawesi Utara) (pop: 27,600)
637 km SSE de Budta (SOCCSKSARGEN, Philippines) (pop: 1,273,700)
2363 km ENE de Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeProfondeurLocationSource
M 6.433 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.4 quake Molucca Sea (Indonesia) 16 August 17:19 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (24 quakes):
  • 08 Feb 1987 17:48 UTC
    | M 6.2 |
    16.9 km (10.5 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Sunday, 8 February 1987 at 17:48 (GMT)
  • 07 Feb 1987 11:31 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Jan 1987 17:51 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    71.9 km (44.7 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Jan 1987 15:54 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    68 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Dec 1986 21:25 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Nov 1986 16:01 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    47.6 km (29.6 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Oct 1986 05:30 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    76.3 km (47.4 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Sep 1986 23:53 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Aug 1986 00:13 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Aug 1986 23:46 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    34.7 km (21.6 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Aug 1986 06:52 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Aug 1986 18:27 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Aug 1986 18:15 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Aug 1986 14:16 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Aug 1986 19:28 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Aug 1986 18:34 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Saturday, 16 August 1986 at 17:19 (GMT)
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