Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Banda Sea, 19 km southeast of Pulau Tanahjampea Island, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 13 May 1969 at 14:30 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 632 km depth
Date & time: 13 May 1969 14:30:22 UTC
Depth: 631.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.221°S / 120.792°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ranakah (158 km / 98 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
159 km (99 mi) NNE of Ruteng (Kabupaten Manggarai) (pop: 34,600) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (108 mi) NE of Labuan Bajo (pop: 188,700) --> See nearby quakes!
204 km (127 mi) NNW of Ende (pop: 77,200) --> See nearby quakes!
221 km (137 mi) NW of Maumere (pop: 47,600) --> See nearby quakes!
241 km (150 mi) SSE of Sinjai (pop: 40,800) --> See nearby quakes!
264 km (164 mi) SE of Galesong (pop: 83,100) --> See nearby quakes!
266 km (165 mi) ENE of Bima (pop: 67,000) --> See nearby quakes!
275 km (171 mi) SE of Makassar (pop: 1,321,700) --> See nearby quakes!
277 km (172 mi) NNE of Waingapu (pop: 48,800) --> See nearby quakes!
451 km (280 mi) NW of Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.4||632 km||Flores Sea (Indonesia)||USGS|
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