Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia, on Thursday, 26 March 1981 at 21:30 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia, on Thursday, 26 March 1981 at 21:30 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 61 km depth

Date & time: 26 Mar 1981 09:30:04 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 60.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.412°N / 127.998°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tarakan (177 km / 110 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
187 km (116 mi) N of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara, Maluku Utara) (pop: 10,000)
299 km (186 mi) NE of Ternate (Maluku Utara) (pop: 101,700)
301 km (187 mi) N of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan, Maluku Utara) (pop: 36,200)
380 km (236 mi) NE of Bitung (North Sulawesi) (pop: 137,400)
411 km (255 mi) NE of Manado (Sulawesi Utara) (pop: 451,900)
415 km (258 mi) NE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa, Sulawesi Utara) (pop: 33,300)
577 km (359 mi) SE of Budta (SOCCSKSARGEN, Philippines) (pop: 1,273,700)
2582 km (1604 mi) NE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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M 6.161 kmKepulauan Talaud, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia, 26 March 21:30 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 08 Sep 1981 10:27 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Aug 1981 05:43 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    80 km (49.7 mi) depth
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Jul 1981 23:53 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Jul 1981 17:29 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    100.4 km (62.4 mi) depth
    28 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia, on Thursday, 26 March 1981 at 21:30 (GMT)
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