Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - Banda Sea, 15 km southwest of Pulau Reong Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Wednesday, March 26, 1930 at 07:12 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 10 km depth
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.738°S / 125.808°E↗ (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 7.738°N / 54.192°W↗
Nearest volcano: Gunung Api Wetar (153 km / 95 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
95 km (59 mi) NNE of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) NNE of Likisa (Timor-Leste) (pop: 19,000) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) NW of Baucau (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (70 mi) NNE of Aileu (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) NE of Maubara (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,300) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) NNW of Venilale (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) NNE of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
240 km (149 mi) NE of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
363 km (225 mi) NE of Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
521 km (324 mi) SSW of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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|7.0||10 km||Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 30 Mar 1930 15:19 UTC| M 6.5 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|64 km (40 mi) distance| USGS | Major magnitude 6.5 earthquake - Maluku, Indonesia, 90 km north of Baucau, Timor-Leste, on Sunday, March 30, 1930 at 15:19 (GMT)