Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - Banda Sea, 343 km north of Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Wednesday, June 22, 1966 at 20:29 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - Banda Sea, 343 km north of Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Wednesday, June 22, 1966 at 20:29 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 532 km depth

Date & time: Jun 22, 1966 20:29:07 UTC
Magnitude: 7
Depth: 531.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.24°S / 124.583°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 7.24°N / 55.417°W
Nearest volcano: Nieuwerkerk (72 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
183 km (114 mi) NW of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
210 km (131 mi) N of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
246 km (153 mi) N of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
293 km (182 mi) N of Soe (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan) (pop: 27,700) --> See nearby quakes!
303 km (188 mi) ENE of Maumere (pop: 47,600) --> See nearby quakes!
343 km (213 mi) NNE of Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
344 km (213 mi) SE of Katabu (pop: 42,800) --> See nearby quakes!
368 km (229 mi) ENE of Ende (pop: 77,200) --> See nearby quakes!
429 km (267 mi) SSE of Kendari (pop: 195,000) --> See nearby quakes!
561 km (348 mi) SW of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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7.0532 kmBanda Sea (Indonesia)USGS
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