Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Ceram Sea, 36 km north of Pulau Seramlaut Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 4 December 1940 at 13:05 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 35 km depth
Date & time: 4 Dec 1940 13:05:47 UTC
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.566°S / 130.913°E (Ceram Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Banda Api (157 km / 98 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
199 km (123 mi) W of Mas (pop: 320) --> See nearby quakes!
223 km (138 mi) E of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
301 km (187 mi) S of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
303 km (188 mi) E of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
307 km (191 mi) NW of Tual (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
462 km (287 mi) SW of Manokwari (pop: 53,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.3||35 km||Seram, Indonesia||USGS|
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