Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Seram, Indonesia, on Saturday, 23 January 1960 at 04:41 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - Seram, Indonesia, on Saturday, 23 January 1960 at 04:41 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 25 km depth

Date & time: 23 Jan 1960 04:41:03 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.998°S / 127.456°E (Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
87 km (54 mi) WSW of Ambon (Maluku) (pop: 355,600)
178 km (111 mi) WSW of Amahai (Central Maluku Regency) (pop: 47,700)
527 km (327 mi) S of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan, Maluku Utara) (pop: 36,200)
533 km (331 mi) S of Ternate (Maluku Utara) (pop: 101,700)
547 km (340 mi) SW of Sorong (Papua Barat) (pop: 125,500)
548 km (341 mi) E of Kendari (Sulawesi Tenggara) (pop: 195,000)
675 km (419 mi) SSE of Manado (Sulawesi Utara) (pop: 451,900)
2296 km (1427 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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M 6.325 kmSeram, IndonesiaUSGS
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