Molucca Sea


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Molucca Sea

 

an interisland sea of the Pacific Ocean between the islands of Mindanao, Sangihe, Sulawesi, Sula, Molucca, and Talaud. It has an area of 291,000 sq km and a maximum depth of 4,180 m. The surface water temperature is 27°-28°C, and the salinity is 34 parts per thousand. Tides are irregular, semidiurnal, and reach 1.4 m. The chief port is Davao on Mindanao.

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2 earthquake has hit central Indonesia, in the Molucca Sea, between Sulawesi and Maluku chain of islands, according to the USGS.
5 on the Richter scale jolted Molucca Sea at 12:05 p.
In December 1975 the 227,556-ton oil and ore bulk carrier Berg Istra, sailing under a Liberian flag, blew up in the Molucca Sea and was entered in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest vessel ever to become a total loss.
6 and immediately issued a tsunami alert over the radio and television, but the US Geological Survey said the quake which struck 90km beneath the Molucca Sea had a magnitude of 6.
This word, which has been variously corrupted, Alforias, Alfores, Alfours, Alforen, Arafuras, and Harafuras, and supposed to be the native name of a people inhabiting the interiors of the larger islands in the Molucca Sea, is not a native word at all, nor is it the generic name of any people whatsoever.
Geological Survey put the quake's epicenter in the Molucca Sea some 220 kilometers north of the North Maluku provincial capital Ternate, 330 km east-northeast of the North Sulawesi provincial capital Manado and 950 km west-southwest of Davao on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao.
7 magnitude, issued a tsunami alert via local television and radio after the earthquake hit around six miles under the Molucca Sea, the US Geological Survey said.