Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 18 km east of Pulau Sedeng Island, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 28 February 1989 at 05:50 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 18 km east of Pulau Sedeng Island, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 28 February 1989 at 05:50 (GMT)

Séisme modéré magnitude 5.3 at 53 km depth

Date & time: 28 Feb 1989 05:50:31 UTC
Magnitude: 5.3
Profondeur: 53.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.257°N / 127.934°E (Maluku Sea, Indonésie)
Volcan le plus près: Tarakan (49 km / 30 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
59 km N de Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
174 km NNE de Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
174 km NNE de Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
318 km ENE de Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
352 km ENE de Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
354 km ENE de Manado (pop: 451,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
363 km ENE de Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
509 km NO de Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
527 km SE de General Santos (Philippines) (pop: 679,600) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
544 km SE de Polomolok (Philippines) (pop: 64,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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MagnitudeProfondeurLocationSource
M 5.353 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 01 Mar 1989 00:08 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Feb 1989 06:07 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    62.2 km (38.6 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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