Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Banda Sea, 31 km east of Pulau Romang Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Thursday, October 14, 1954 at 01:35 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.538°S / 127.683°E↗ (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 7.538°N / 52.317°W↗
Nearest volcano: Wurlali (119 km / 74 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
133 km (83 mi) NE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) NE of Baucau (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (117 mi) NE of Venilale (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
259 km (161 mi) ENE of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
268 km (167 mi) ENE of Aileu (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
353 km (219 mi) ENE of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
412 km (256 mi) ENE of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
431 km (268 mi) S of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
454 km (282 mi) NE of Soe (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan) (pop: 27,700) --> See nearby quakes!
535 km (333 mi) ENE of Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> 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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|6.3||35 km||Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia||USGS|
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