Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Banda Sea, Indonesia, 125 km north of Delhi, Aveiro, Dili, Timor-Leste, on Tuesday, April 4, 1972 at 22:43 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 390 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 390.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.432°S / 125.544°E↗ (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 7.432°N / 54.456°W↗
Nearest volcano: Nieuwerkerk (133 km / 83 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
125 km (78 mi) N of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (81 mi) N of Likisa (Timor-Leste) (pop: 19,000) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (85 mi) NNE of Maubara (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,300) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (90 mi) N of Aileu (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (124 mi) NNE of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
253 km (157 mi) NNE of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
372 km (231 mi) NE of Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
455 km (283 mi) ENE of Ende (pop: 77,200) --> See nearby quakes!
508 km (316 mi) SW of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
510 km (317 mi) SE of Kendari (pop: 195,000) --> 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||390 km||Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 08 Jun 1972 07:55 UTC| M 5.6 |325 km (201.9 mi) depth|127 km (79 mi) distance| USGS | Details