Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Ceram Sea, 299 km east of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 11 May 1960 at 18:36 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 35 km depth
Date & time: 11 May 1960 18:36:07 UTC
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.238°S / 130.838°E (Ceram Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Banda Api (179 km / 111 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
209 km (130 mi) W of Mas (pop: 320) --> See nearby quakes!
213 km (133 mi) E of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
267 km (166 mi) S of Sorong (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
299 km (186 mi) E of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
340 km (211 mi) NW of Tual (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
445 km (277 mi) SW of Manokwari (pop: 53,200) --> See nearby quakes!
573 km (356 mi) SE of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
590 km (367 mi) SE of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.2||35 km||Seram, Indonesia||USGS|
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