Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Tuesday, 11 November 1986 at 00:02 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Tuesday, 11 November 1986 at 00:02 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 79 km depth

Date & time: 11 Nov 1986 00:02:32 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Profondeur: 79.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.414°N / 126.811°E (Indonésie)
Volcan le plus près: Tobaru (129 km / 80 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
153 km ONO de Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
191 km NNO de Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
204 km NNO de Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
209 km ENE de Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
241 km ENE de Manado (pop: 451,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
244 km ENE de Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
254 km ENE de Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
443 km SSE de Alabel (Philippines) (pop: 43,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
583 km NE de Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
2416 km ENE de Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 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 6.079 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Molucca Sea (Indonesia) 11 November 1986 00:02 GMT

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Tuesday, 11 November 1986 at 00:02 (GMT)
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