Forte terremoto magnitudine 6.0 - Molucca Sea (Indonesia), mercoledì, 17 settembre 1997

Forte terremoto magnitudine 6.0 - Molucca Sea (Indonesia), mercoledì, 17 settembre 1997

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 33 km depth

Data & ora: 17 Sep 1997 14:50:35 UTC
Magnitudine: 6
Profondità: 33.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 2.109°N / 126.597°E (Indonesia)
Vulcano più vicino: Gamkonora (131 km / 81 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
163 km ONO da Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
171 km NNO da Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> Vedi sismi vicini
172 km ENE da Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> Vedi sismi vicini
186 km NO da Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> Vedi sismi vicini
193 km ENE da Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
206 km ENE da Manado (pop: 451,900) --> Vedi sismi vicini
208 km ENE da Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> Vedi sismi vicini
218 km ENE da Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> Vedi sismi vicini
430 km ENE da Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> Vedi sismi vicini
2381 km ENE da Giacarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> Vedi sismi vicini
Fonte dati primaria: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 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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MagnitudineProfonditàUbicazioneFonte
M 6.033 kmMolucca Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Molucca Sea (Indonesia) 17 September 1997 14:50 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 29 Nov 1997 03:42 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    42.6 km (26.5 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Wednesday, 17 September 1997 at 14:50 (GMT)
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