Major magnitude 8.1 earthquake - Banda Sea, 69 km southwest of Pulau Kekeh Besar Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Monday, November 4, 1963 at 01:17 (GMT)

Major magnitude 8.1 earthquake - Banda Sea, 69 km southwest of Pulau Kekeh Besar Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Monday, November 4, 1963 at 01:17 (GMT)

Major magnitude 8.1 earthquake at 65 km depth

Date & time: Nov 4, 1963 01:17:09 UTC
Magnitude: 8.1
Depth: 65.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.843°S / 129.684°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 6.843°N / 50.316°W
Nearest volcano: Nila (24 km / 15 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
350 km (217 mi) ENE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200) --> See nearby quakes!
365 km (227 mi) WSW of Tual (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
371 km (231 mi) ENE of Gunung Dilarini (Timor-Leste) (pop: 365) --> See nearby quakes!
387 km (241 mi) SSE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
399 km (248 mi) SSE of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
399 km (248 mi) ENE of Baucau (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
416 km (258 mi) ENE of Venilale (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
429 km (267 mi) ENE of Viqueque (Timor-Leste) (pop: 6,080) --> See nearby quakes!
501 km (311 mi) SW of Mas (pop: 320) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1016 joules (24757 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.1 x 107 tons of TNT or 1331.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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8.165 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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