Major magnitude 7.3 earthquake - Savu Sea, 90 km southeast of Maumere, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Thursday, October 20, 1938 at 02:19 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.3 earthquake at 90 km depth
Depth: 90.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.126°S / 122.852°E↗ (Savu Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 9.126°N / 57.148°W↗
Nearest volcano: Lewotobi (66 km / 41 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
90 km (56 mi) SE of Maumere (pop: 47,600) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (84 mi) ESE of Ende (pop: 77,200) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) NW of Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) WNW of Soe (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan) (pop: 27,700) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) W of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) W of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
269 km (167 mi) ESE of Ruteng (Kabupaten Manggarai) (pop: 34,600) --> See nearby quakes!
290 km (180 mi) ENE of Waingapu (pop: 48,800) --> See nearby quakes!
306 km (190 mi) WSW of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
581 km (361 mi) SE of Macassar (pop: 1,321,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1015 joules (1562 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.3 x 106 tons of TNT or 84 atomic bombs!) More info
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|7.3||90 km||Savu Sea (Indonesia)||USGS|
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