Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Banda Sea, 33 km west of Pulau Terbang Utara Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Thursday, February 14, 1963 at 07:04 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 220 km depth
Depth: 220.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.403°S / 128.286°E↗ (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 7.403°N / 51.714°W↗
Nearest volcano: Wurlali (53 km / 33 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
189 km (117 mi) NE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200) --> See nearby quakes!
234 km (146 mi) ENE of Baucau (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
251 km (156 mi) NE of Venilale (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
325 km (202 mi) ENE of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
334 km (207 mi) ENE of Aileu (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
350 km (217 mi) ENE of Likisa (Timor-Leste) (pop: 19,000) --> See nearby quakes!
412 km (256 mi) S of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
419 km (260 mi) ENE of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
477 km (296 mi) ENE of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
518 km (322 mi) ENE of Soe (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan) (pop: 27,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.6||220 km||Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia||USGS|
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