Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Thursday, 5 September 1996 at 15:26 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Thursday, 5 September 1996 at 15:26 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 5 Sep 1996 15:26:40 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Profondeur: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.399°N / 120.436°E (Indonésie)
Volcan le plus près: Una Una (145 km / 90 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
158 km NNE de Palu (pop: 282,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
203 km N de Poso (pop: 47,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
293 km O de Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
302 km ONO de Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
330 km E de Bontang (pop: 101,700) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
378 km N de Palopo (pop: 129,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
379 km ENE de Samarinda (pop: 355,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
387 km ENE de Loa Janan (pop: 212,800) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
434 km ENE de City of Balikpapan (pop: 700,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
1679 km ENE de Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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MagnitudeProfondeurLocationSource
M 5.133 kmMinahasa, Sulawesi, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia, 5 September 1996 15:26 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes):
  • 27 Oct 1996 02:15 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Sep 1996 18:53 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Sep 1996 15:23 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Sep 1996 09:18 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Sep 1996 17:45 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Sep 1996 15:36 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Thursday, 5 September 1996 at 15:26 (GMT)
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