Major magnitude 7.7 earthquake - Banda Sea, 86 km northeast of Pulau Terbang Utara Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Thursday, November 2, 1950 at 15:28 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.7 earthquake - Banda Sea, 86 km northeast of Pulau Terbang Utara Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Thursday, November 2, 1950 at 15:28 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.7 earthquake at 200 km depth

Date & time: Nov 2, 1950 15:28:15 UTC
Magnitude: 7.7
Depth: 199.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.823°S / 129.183°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 6.823°N / 50.817°W
Nearest volcano: Teon (13 km / 8 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
306 km (190 mi) NE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200) --> See nearby quakes!
352 km (219 mi) ENE of Baucau (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
365 km (227 mi) SSE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
369 km (230 mi) NE of Venilale (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
384 km (239 mi) NE of Viqueque (Timor-Leste) (pop: 6,080) --> See nearby quakes!
389 km (241 mi) S of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
397 km (246 mi) ENE of Manatutu (Timor-Leste) (pop: 1,920) --> See nearby quakes!
416 km (259 mi) WSW of Tual (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
442 km (275 mi) ENE of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
451 km (280 mi) ENE of Aileu (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1016 joules (6219 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5.4 x 106 tons of TNT or 334.4 atomic bombs!) More info
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7.7200 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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