Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Banda Sea, 55 km west of Pulau Terbang Utara Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Saturday, July 23, 1955 at 12:48 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.363°S / 128.065°E↗ (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 7.363°N / 51.935°W↗
Nearest volcano: Wurlali (72 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
174 km (108 mi) NE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200) --> See nearby quakes!
216 km (134 mi) NE of Baucau (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
234 km (145 mi) NE of Venilale (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
305 km (189 mi) ENE of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
314 km (195 mi) ENE of Aileu (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
399 km (248 mi) ENE of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
408 km (254 mi) S of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
457 km (284 mi) S of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
458 km (284 mi) ENE of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
500 km (311 mi) NE of Soe (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan) (pop: 27,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.5||35 km||Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia||USGS|
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