Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Banda Sea, 302 km south of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, on Saturday, March 21, 1964 at 03:42 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 359 km depth
Depth: 359.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.405°S / 127.948°E↗ (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 6.405°N / 52.052°W↗
Nearest volcano: Wurlali (113 km / 70 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
258 km (160 mi) NNE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200) --> See nearby quakes!
283 km (176 mi) NE of Baucau (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
302 km (188 mi) S of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
303 km (188 mi) NE of Venilale (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
355 km (221 mi) NE of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
358 km (222 mi) SSW of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
376 km (234 mi) NE of Likisa (Timor-Leste) (pop: 19,000) --> See nearby quakes!
451 km (280 mi) NE of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
510 km (317 mi) NE of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
557 km (346 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: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.8||359 km||Banda Sea (Indonesia)||USGS|
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